Science in Fisheries
Fisheries science projects help guide decisions on management, policy and compliance relating to Victoria's fisheries. Using this information, we can assess the sustainability of fish stocks to develop and sustain fisheries.
Fisheries science focus areas include: measuring catches, assessing fish stocks and conducting targeted biological research for key fish species. By investing in scientific information, we can grow the value of Victoria’s fisheries resources ensuring we have fish now and in the future.
Tracking down shortfin mako sharks
Fishing licence fees are helping scientists learn more about makos and their movements.
Chinook salmon stocking
Fishing licence fees have helped scientists understand and improve our Chinook salmon stockings.
Your fishing licence fees are helping scientists map calamari movement around Port Phillip Bay.
Tracking snapper in Port Phillip Bay
A licence funded study will map snapper movement and habitat preferences.
Fish aggregation devices
Your fishing licence fees are funding a feasibility study about FADs in Victorian waters.
Sand flathead in Port Phillip Bay
Licence fees have gone towards finding out why sand flathead stocks have declined by 90%.