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Threadfin salmon project revealed

North Regional TAFE is collaborating with Yawuru traditional owners and the recreational fishing community in an exciting initiative to better understand threadfin salmon populations in Roebuck Bay.

Fisheries and Science Minister Dave Kelly visited NRT's Broome Aquaculture Centre last month to announce the project, which will involve the catching, recording, tagging and releasing of 1000 threadfin salmon over the coming months.

Threadfin salmon are identified in the Yawuru Nagulagun/Roebuck Bay Marine Park Management Plan as a key species targeted for recreational and customary fishing. This project will answer important questions about population dynamics and fish movement for the development of culturally and ecologically sustainable management arrangements for this iconic fish. 

For more information on the project, please click here.

Page last updated September 14, 2017