Tag Archives: Project: Black Marlin

First genetic step for Black Marlin project completed

This DNA sequence of black marlin is one of the tools being used by Samuel Williams to determine the number of breeding populations of this iconic recreational species in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. The publication is a major achievement for Sam, who is completing his honours year at the Molecular Fisheries Laboratory. Read more about […]

How to …….. use genetics in fisheries science

This pamphlet is a jargon-free zone for everyone interested the sustainable exploitation and conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. A download link to the pdf document can be found here.

Incredible video of how to take a fin-clip from a black marlin

Here is an incredible educational film-clip by fisher Ben Bright demonstrating how to take a fin clip from a small black marlin safely and unassisted. Fin-clips like this are being used for genetic analysis  by post-graduate student Sam Williams.  Learn more about the Black Marlin project here. The project is a partnership between the Game Fishing Association of […]

Black Marlin sampling in Taiwan

For the Black Marlin project, postgraduate student Sam Williams and  Dr. Julian Pepperell (University of Queensland Adjunct Scientist) travelled to the 5th International Billfish Symposium in Taiwan. The symposium was hosted by the University of Taipei and featured many exciting outcomes for both billfish research and fisheries science. Sam presented a poster on his project […]

Attention anglers – black marlin tissue samples (fin-clips) needed

The fishing season for black marlin has begun on the east Australian coast. The black marlin research project needs new tissue samples from freshly-caught fish. Read about the project here. For information about the survival of marlin that are caught and released and tissue sampling program, download the Black Marlin Bulletin for Sept 2013.