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Blue threadfin salmon on a fishing board
During this project, recreational fishers in Broome and Yawaru traditional owners will learn more about threadfin salmon and be able to pass this knowledge on to younger generations.
Tuesday 29 August 2017

Citizen science to unlock the secrets of Broome's threadfin salmon

Broome recreational fishers and Yawuru traditional owners will begin sampling threadfin salmon in Roebuck Bay in an exciting citizen science project aimed at better understanding local populations.

The project, which is funded through recreational fishing licence fees, will see the recreational fishing community work in collaboration with Yawuru traditional owners to catch, record, tag, and release 1,000 threadfin salmon over the coming months. 

The research will provide a range of important scientific information about population dynamics and fish movement for the development of culturally and ecologically sustainable management arrangements for this iconic fish.

Threadfin salmon are identified in the Nagulagun Roebuck Bay Marine Park management plans as a key species targeted for recreational and customary fishing.

North Regional TAFE is leading the project, which is funded through the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund.

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