Understanding the movement, behaviour and post-release survival rates of Swordfish to sustainably develop a new large pelagic game fishery off the coast of Tasmania – a pilot study
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Taroona
Adoption, Environment, Industry
1. Preliminary quantification of post-release survival rates for Swordfish caught by recreational fishers
2. Determine migratory behaviour of Swordfish caught off the east coast of Tasmania based on data from satellite tags
3. Collect biological samples for use in future molecular stock structure and heavy metal accumulation analyses
4. Deliver a desktop review of contemporary and innovative management methodologies for the sustainable development of recreational opportunities related to large game species (reviewing both aquatic and terrestrial literature).