A new paper from the Laboratory reports on the degree of connectivity in blue marlin populations across the Pacific Ocean using genomic markers (6204 SNP and 17 microsatellite loci) . It provides much-needed new information for the management of this highly migratory and highly sought-after species.
Sam Williams completed his PhD project on black marlin, and graduated from the University of Queensland in December 2018. Read his thesis here. Pictured with Jenny Ovenden (one of his three supervisors).
PhD student Sam Williams from Project Black Marlin has published another paper from his PhD work. Sam uses the whole mitochondrial DNA genome sequence to test ideas about evolution of the black marlin genus Istiompax. Download the paper here.
PhD student Sam Williams will be supported by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation to attend an international conference and study tour in Canada. The award is for young future leaders in the Australian recreational fishing community. The bursary includes attendance to the World Recreational Fishing Conference in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and a study tour following the conference. Topics to […]
Its been a while since the last edition of the Black Marlin Bulletin! Read about the work to assess global genetic population structure and to analyse satellite tagging data to understand vertical movement patterns (left). The November 2015 edition is available here.
Three MFL students have been awarded funds for travel and research. Carolina Vargas-Caro and Safia Maher received Student Travel Awards to attend the upcoming conference of the New Zealand Marine Sciences Society and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society at the University of Auckland 6 – 9th July 2015. Carolina will speak about her work on the population […]
Samuel Williams developed these new microsatellite loci for use with black marlin. This is the second of three planned publications from Sam’s BSc Honours work. Sam was rightly awarded a first class honours for his efforts. Download an early-on-line version of the paper here.
Project Black Marlin has reached a major milestone with the completion of Samuel William’s honours thesis. We have been able to reject the idea of only one breeding population of Black Marlin the Indian and Pacific Ocean, using fin-clips collected by the game-fishing community in Australia and by Sam from fish markets in Taiwan. Sam has evidence […]
Samuel Williams and collaborator Julian Pepperell have released the April edition of the Black Marlin Bulletin. Download the April Black Marlin Bulletin here. Find out more about Project Black Marlin on the MFL web site. Sam has completed population genetic analyses of the species in waters around Australia and in the South China Sea. The […]