Project number: 1999-336
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $41,800.00
Principal Investigator: David Smith
Organisation: Australian Society For Fish Biology Inc
Project start/end date: 28 Jun 1999 - 2 May 2001
Contact:
FRDC

Need

Most fish and other exploited aquatic species exhibit movement and / or migrations during some part of their life cycle. In recent years the importance of these migrations to fish and fisheries management has been increasingly realised. Changed fish behaviour due to varying environmental conditions has significant impacts on species availability/catchability and hence the interpretation of abundance indices. In freshwater, improved fish passage is seen as one of the major areas for river rehabilitation to be conducted over the next decade. Spatial models which take into account, explicitly or implicitly, fish movements are now widely used. Recent technological developments allow for greatly improved analysis of the patterns of fish movement and migration. This Australian Society for Fish Biology workshop will be the first time that migration and movement has been considered in a national forum.

The workshop will bring together scientists, managers and other stakeholders with general or specific interests in movement and migration. The workshop will cover theoretical aspects; techniques for measuring movement and migration, particularly new approaches and technologies (such as radio-telemetry, smart tags and otolith micro-chemistry); environmental determinants, barrier and human interference; analysis and input into spatial models; and management implications.

Objectives

1. To undertake a national workshop on fish movement and migration
2. To produce a 'benchmark' publication on the current knowledge of fish movement and migration

Final report

ISBN: 0 7311 4725 1
Author: David Smith
Final Report • 2012-06-13 • 372.37 KB
1999-336-DLD.pdf

Summary

Through the generous support of FRDC and State, Territory and Commonwealth fishery agencies, the Australian Society for Fish Biology (ASFB) has hosted a national workshop series since the early 1980's with eminent local and overseas scientists presenting keynote addresses on major themes.  Increasingly, overseas scientists and managers have begun to attend these workshops as their reputation has spread.  The primary purpose of these workshops is to promote the opportunity for the national fisheries research expertise to focus on a technical area or subject of current national or regional significance.

Final Report • 2012-06-13 • 11.94 MB
1999-336 Workshop proceedings.pdf

Summary

This Workshop entitled Fish Movement and Migration continues the series, commenced in 1985 by the Australian Society for Fish Biology. The major objective of the workshops has been to focus national expertise on an issue that has regional or national significance. The proceedings are now widely regarded as the benchmark of current knowledge on the subject area.

Most fish and other exploited aquatic species exhibit movement and/or migrations during some part of their life cycle. In recent years the importance of these migrations to fish and fisheries management has been increasingly realised. Changed fish behaviour due to varying environmental conditions has significant impacts on species availability/catchability and hence the interpretation of abundance indices. In freshwater, improved fish passage is seen as one of the major areas for river rehabilitation to be conducted over the next decade. Spatial models that take into account, explicitly or implicitly, fish movements are now widely used. Recent technological developments allow for greatly improved analysis of the patterns of fish movement and migration.

This Australian Society for Fish Biology Workshop was the first time that fish migration and movement has been considered in a national forum.

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