Free electrofishing and fish tagging demonstration

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Interested fishers are invited to come to Lake Eildon to hear from VFA fisheries managers and researchers about how electrofishing works and what it is used for.

IF you want to see how electrofishing and fish tagging works, next Tuesday, February 12, is your chance.

From 10 am until about 12 noon the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) will l have Arthur Rylah Institute researchers electrofishing the wall at Lake Eildon and tagging all Murray cod over 35 cm.

Interested fishers and members of the public are invited to come to the Alliance boat ramp to hear from VFA fisheries managers and researchers about the work.

You’ll see how Murray cod are caught, measured, weighed, tagged and released and how this will help us manage our fishery into the future.

These surveys will help us assess the numbers, size range and genetics of Murray cod resulting from our ongoing stocking program, which has included nearly 2.5 million Murray cod since 2000.

Please RSVP to attend the demonstration by contacting Taylor Hunt, Fisheries Manager on taylor.hunt@vfa.vic.gov.au or 0418 478 028.

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