Budget expenditure: $395,517.00
Project Status:
Current
Principal Investigator: Troy Rogers
Organisation: University of Adelaide
Project start/end date: 30 Nov 2019 - 30 Nov 2022
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Tagging
Sustainability
Stock Assessment
Resource Sharing
Research
SPECIES
Snapper

Need

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture and SA’s Research Advisory Committee identified the need for cross-sectorial research to support the future management and recovery of SA’s Snapper stocks. Recently, the SA Government announced a three-year closure of Snapper fishing, and a package of research needs were identified, including to gain an understanding of the effects of barotrauma and sector-specific fishing methods on the survival of released Snapper. The key priority identified was to better understand the factors that explain PRS, to identify practical strategies to mitigate post-release mortality, and subsequently use that information to improve awareness among all fishing sectors. Particularly emphasis was placed on the recreational and commercial fishers in relation to capture, handling and release practices in cases where under-sized (

Objectives

1. Quantify release rates of Snapper across the commercial, charter boat and recreational sectors of South Australia’s Marine Scalefish Fishery.
2. Determine rates of post release survival for line-caught Snapper using conventional and electronic tags.
3. Evaluate fishing practices that minimise barotrauma in line-caught Snapper.
4. Develop improved understanding of Snapper movement patterns through an extensive community supported tagging study.
5. Develop guidelines for community-driven tagging activities
6. Engage with the key fishing sectors to develop a Code-of-Practice that promotes responsible fish-handling practices, humane-treatment, and harm-minimisation for Snapper.

Related research

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PROJECT NUMBER • 2019-085
PROJECT STATUS:
CURRENT

National Snapper Workshop - Rebuilding our iconic Snapper stocks

1. To identify key issues and challenges for Snapper, review Snapper research, and critique jurisdictional management arrangements.
ORGANISATION:
Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)
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