The Department of Fisheries in south west Australia is looking to collect fish skeleton for important fisheries research. Fishers who participate and provide the particulars of their catch including contact details, when and approximately where the fish were caught will go into a prize draw for a heap of great fishing related-prizes including a fabulous week-long charter fishing trip to the Montebello Islands, courtesy of Montebello Island Charters.

Kim, work for Department of Fisheries, is on hunt of fish skeleton for the research work. She said that she’ll come and collect their frames from anywhere in the coastal South-west. She informed that the species’ frames the Department requires in the South West include dhufish, pink snapper, herring, tailor, whiting (all species) and garfish.

Research scientists collect a lot of important information from fish frames including the length, sex and reproductive stage, and age of the fish. This is all vital data to help manage WA’s prized fish stocks better and ensure there’s fish for the future.


Erik Himmel