New scientific research on popular recreational fish species in the Australian tropics

JO_jewfish_2Laura Taillebois and Jenny Ovenden are part of a project to understand the population structure of species that are popular with recreational fishers.

Damien Broderick holds a Black jewfish (Protonibea dicanthus) caught in waters off Darwin (Northern Territory, Australia) by Jenny (right).

Laura and Jenny will be combining genetic data with parasite and otolith chemistry information from the same individuals to get an integrated picture of the stock structure of the Golden Snapper (Fingermark Snapper, Lutjanus johnii), Grass Emperor (Lethrinus laticaudis) and Black Jewfish (Protonibea diacanthus).

Go here for project details.