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Ryan Satinover's winning 836 gram King George whiting being weighed

​This fine King George whiting was one of two that were filleted and donated by Ryan Satinover, winning him the 2016/17 Send us Your Skeletons grand prize.

Thursday 14 September 2017

King George skeleton lands Kallaroo man a royal prize

Kallaroo recreational fisher Ryan Satinover is celebrating having won a fantastic six-night charter fishing trip to the Montebello Islands off the Pilbara coast, donated by Monte Bello Island Safaris.

Ryan won the 2016/17 Send Us Your Skeletons grand prize by donating the skeletons of two fine King George whiting that he caught off Hillarys one afternoon last October – one of which weighed 836 grams before filleting.

Our Send us Your Skeletons citizen science program encourages recreational fishers to donate their fish ‘frames’ (filleted skeletons with the heads and guts intact) to help our scientists with vital monitoring of the State’s most-prized nearshore and demersal fish species, such as herring, pink snapper and dhufish.

Frames can be donated fresh or frozen, so you can collect a few before dropping them off at our offices and participating stores.

As a thank you for taking part, all fishers who send us their skeletons will have the chance to win some great prizes donated by Recfishwest, Shakespeare, Bricap distributors, White Salt, Fishing WA and Western Angler magazine, with Monte Bello Island Safaris once again providing the grand prize in 2017/18.

We would like to thank all the fishers who have taken the time to Send Us Your Skeletons. By analysing data from the frames we can make science-based decisions to sustainably manage WA’s fisheries. More frames and new donors are always needed.

A big ‘thank you’ also to those businesses which let fishers drop-off fish skeletons at their premises, helping to keep WA’s fish stocks sustainable. 

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