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Back in black: Black bream show signs of recovery following fish kill

April 7th, 2016

Murdoch research assistant James Keleher with a 43 cm black bream caught and released in the Vasse Wonnerup

A popular recreational fish species in the Vasse-Wonnerup estuary is showing signs of recovering from a major fish kill event three years ago.

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Science maximises prawn restocking success

March 8th, 2016

Gobble guts (Pic: Brian Poh)

Murdoch University scientists involved in a project to restock the Swan and Canning Rivers with Western School Prawns have identified a key predator of the juveniles and are using their research findings to maximise prawn survival rates.

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Recreational fishers wanted to monitor artificial reefs

May 13th, 2015

Fish utilising the artificial reef off Dunsborough. Photo provided by Recfishwest.

Murdoch University researchers are looking for experienced recreational fishers to help them monitor the fish communities on artificial reefs off Bunbury and Dunsborough.

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Not all ‘doom and gloom’ for the Swan Canning Estuary

March 11th, 2015

Researchers haul nets from the Swan River. Pic: Swan River Trust

Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.

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Prawn restocking program put to the test

February 6th, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University, led by Professor Neil Loneragan and Dr James Tweedley, have joined the latest effort to boost prawn populations in the Swan-Canning estuary.

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Research reveals estuary threats

July 10th, 2013

Researchers from Murdoch University spent time in the iconic Vasse-Wonnerup estuary, surveying introduced fish species and measuring nutrient levels in the sediment.

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There's something fishy in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary

August 9th, 2012

The ‘Cane Toad of Fish’ has been discovered in the Vasse-Wonnerup Estuary, following the first quantitative fish surveys in the area conducted by researchers from Murdoch University.

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