Gemfish sample collection growing

Thanks to the efforts of Russell Hudson and commercial fishers, the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory has received 246 new samples.DCP06270_trimmed copy

They represent fish populations from the Great Australian Bight and south-east Australia.

Genetic data from the samples, along with information about the reproductive state of the fishes, will lead to increased understanding of the stock structure of the western part of the range of gemfish.

The Gemfish project is currently underway in the MFL collaboration with Andy Moore from ABARES in Canberra.