Do you know your gemfish?

Miriklis_Beachport_Spring2011_Discards2The final sampling program for the gemfish project is due to start soon. Our objective is to understand the number of fisheries stocks in the Great Australian Bight.

The 2014/15 summer sampling program will be the last opportunity to include samples in this project.

If you know where gemfish are spawning and can give us a hand getting samples, we’d like to hear from you now

The best type of samples are fish that have just finished spawning (these fish are called ‘spent’). If we can get tissue samples from them, we will analyse their DNA to determine if they represent separate stocks.

Email Andy Moore <> or Russell Hudson from FishWell Consulting (