When and where do gemfish spawn?

DCP06270_trimmed copyThe 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 this information will be essential to work out the spatial stock structure of the species from the genetic analyses that are underway.

Russell Hudson from Fishwell Consulting and AFMA will coordinate the sampling effort.