Project number: 2017-141
Project Status:
Budget expenditure: $84,640.00
Principal Investigator: Bill Sawynok
Organisation: Infofish Australia Pty Ltd
Project start/end date: 19 Dec 2017 - 30 Aug 2018


There is a need to assess new technologies in collecting and assessing fish health data. New technologies offer the potential to increase sampling, speed up basic assessment, improve basic diagnostic accuracy, lower costs and possibly limit the need for pathology to when it is really needed. It also provides the opportunity to improve public reporting of fish health issues. While the original proposal by Infofish was unsuccessful we were invited to submit a revised proposal that focused on better automated data collection (Trackmyfish) and assessment (Machine Learning) to test the application of these technologies.


1. To deploy tools to automate data collection and assessment of fish health using data collected in Gladstone Harbour as a trial.
2. To undertake structured data collection of fish samples using Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership’s sub-regions and the Boyne Tannum HookUp fishing competition.
3. To evaluate the potential to adapt the methods developed to monitor fish health in other estuaries and ports in Australia.

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