Budget expenditure: $161,550.00
Project Status:
Current
Principal Investigator: Justin Rizzari
Organisation: Deakin University Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Project start/end date: 29 May 2020 - 29 Sep 2022
Contact:
FRDC
TAGS
Sustainability
Stock Assessment
Migration
Management
Fishing Gear
SPECIES
Rock Flathead

Need

Rock Flathead supports commercial mesh-net fisheries in Corner Inlet; however, CPUE for this fishery has shown a declining trend since 2005, while remaining above the management reference point. The stock structure of rock Ffathead in Victorian waters is largely unknown, presenting uncertainty for fishers and managers when assessing the future of the fishery and ensuring the sustainability of the stock.

Objectives

1. Determine the population structure of rock flathead in south-eastern Australia, with emphasis on understanding how the Corner Inlet population relates to other populations
2. Quantify the movement and residency patterns of rock flathead in Corner Inlet

Related research

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Environment
PROJECT NUMBER • 2013-021
PROJECT STATUS:
COMPLETED

Using local knowledge to understand linkages between ecosystem processes, seagrass change and fisheries productivity to improve ecosystem-based management

1. Use fishermen’s local knowledge to create a map of current seagrass distribution and to document past ecosystem states and historical fluctuations in seagrass cover in Corner Inlet. We will identify areas of seagrass declines outside of natural change and provide report and recommendations for...
ORGANISATION:
University of Melbourne