Tag Archives: Western Gemfish Project

Gemfish sample collection growing

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

Record breaking PhD thesis submitted

Carlos Bustamante submitted his PhD thesis yesterday. In three years and three months, Carlos has published 10 papers – seven of which were included in his thesis entitled “Biology, Taxonomy and Distribution of south-east Pacific Cartilaginous Fishes” Carlos and colleagues celebrated yesterday (left to right, Carlos Bustamante, Bonnie Holmes, Carolina Vargas-Caro, Mike Bennett, Kate Burgess […]

When and where do gemfish spawn?

The fishing industry and the Australian Fisheries Management Agency (AFMA) generously agreed to take extra samples for the gemfish project when project leader Andy Moore met with them last week. Andy says this will ensure the project has the best possible picture of the timing and location of spawning in this important commercial species. Jenny Ovenden says […]

Next generation sequencing aids gemfish fishery

The genome of a gemfish has been sequenced at MFL. The fish sequenced was landed by FV Territory Pearl on 3rd November 2013 off the South Australian coast and was provided by Raptis P/L from Adelaide. The information in the genome will help to analyse the spatial extent of the fishery in the Great Australian Bight. Read […]

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.

Meeting discusses gemfish biology

During a recent meeting in Adelaide, the Great Australian Bight Research Assessment Group (GABRAG) discussed the western gemfish project and the biology of this species. Those who attended the meeting included (left to right) Ian Knuckey, Jim Raptis, Andy Moore, Jeff Moore, Marcus Finn and Andrew Trappett (photo Jeff Moore).

Gemfish – but which one?

Dr Andrea Armani from the Fish Lab of the Department of Veterinary Science at the University of Pisa (Italy) is developing a genetic method for the identification of species of the gemfish family in the northern hemisphere (in particular Rexea pretiosus and Lepidocybium flavobrunneum). These species are often mislabeled in the marketplace. The genetic multiplex […]

First Gemfish samples arrive

MFL has received the first batch of samples for the gemfish project from Raptis P/L in Adelaide (South Australia). Genetic information  from these samples, and many others along the Southern Australian coastline, will provide important new information to ensure sustainable harvesting of this fisheries resource.                  

Gemfish sampling underway

Gemfish project leader Andy Moore from ABARES in Canberra discussed the final survey design with members of the GABRAG (Great Australian Bight Resource Assessment Group) at a meeting on the November 31 2013 in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The fishing industry is very supportive of the research and have offered their help to collect samples. […]