shayned

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  1. Kiwi you're a big lump of a lad, if you are game, a photo along with a rego number passed on to fisheries should see a result.
  2. Strange request I know but can anyone give me 6 or 7 peacock tail feathers to help with a community project. Ta Shayne
  3. Its all in the timing, or you could ask Ray for details on a commercial supplier he knows.
  4. Anything which helps communication is a good thing for my mind, people really don't know the the ramifications of these plants. Wait for your elevated water bill because of the money spent trying to control them.
  5. On the good news front it just might be possible that the weed was identified early enough that this is the one time it may result in a happy ending. Here's hoping!!!
  6. ellicat wrote: That's the difference between turning up for work and turning up for the love of it That stuff breaks up and multiplies quickly from what I've seen when I used to have it in aquariums. Surprised the redclaw haven't gotten on top of it. As Ray knows, I respect his opinions on a raft of matters, but this time I don't believe SEQWater dropped the ball. Last year the northern region manager had enough foresight to spend the dollars to offer up training on aquatic plants for PRFMA members. While I have a love of learning about whole ecosystems regarding our fisheries, I have massive gaps in my knowledge and I happily attended the training day. Without this training I might have missed the specimen I stumbled across (I was looking for a different species of plant at the time). The manager was smart enough to recognise the strengths in PRFMA's member base and take advantage of these things. Personally I back Ellicat's take on things, people like myself and Ray who care about our fisheries and spend the time at them often have a better chance of spotting an issue rather than someone who is worried about getting a range of tasks completed during a work period. That said, this is one of the few times in my life that I really hoped I got something totally wrong, as this species of aquatic weed is absolutely disasterous. It buggers fisheries, with eels being one of the few things that like it. It can grow out to the 10m depth line screwing up bank fisheries, has caused drownings overseas, damaged engines and I believe, can significantly decrease the water holding capacity of a dam. If we need someone to point a finger at, lets take a look at our aquarium industry, suppliers of some complete joy such as parrots feather, ambulia, cabomba, a couple of varieties of Tilapia, redfin and coming to a river near you soon Pearl Ciclads. Feel free to add the other species yourself.
  7. Ha, buy some replacement hooks as well, big flatties cant resist the switchblades. Haven't lost a lure yet but I keep breaking hooks while landing the big girls.
  8. Silvers normally go a bit harder too. Compare the pectoral fins for a help as well.
  9. Hi Angus, I'm pushing for time and didn't get a chance to talk with you about this, but as always your willingness to help and support worthwhile projects never ceases to amaze me. Proud to call you a friend. Shayne
  10. Send to jungleperch@sweetwaterfishing.com.au Type in Subject Line: Jungle Perch Support Don't change the subject line of the email or spam filters will grab it. Cheers, Fitzy..
  11. Lastly, for the most part money for research has already been allocated, this money comes from you and me. This is a chance for us average fishos to have a say in how it is spent.
  12. What has been achieved (4) Just achieving fertilization in an artificial environment is a great achievement, the unfertilized eggs are only about .3 of a mm and upon fertilization are only about .7 of a mm. When hatched these eggs produce fry which are very small, particularly when compared with current species which are produced for stocking such as Bass, Barra, Silvers and Goldens. This leads to the bottle neck facing the researchers, they can collect brood stock, look after it and produce commercial quantities of fry, but onfeeding these fry to a size where they will survive is the challenge facing the project. As of right now the fry will last until day 6 before dying, with all the lead up work, the team only had time to trial 6 different approaches to ensuring survival of fry 'til the stage they are large enough for release. There is a great plan prepared to solve this problem but without our support it won't happen and this will be just another case of what could have been. Please help, it could be the next trial which solves this problem and saves this important state wide fishery.
  13. What has been achieved (3) The team has collected, given time to acclimate to captivity and successfully held breeding populations of all three strains of the population for two breeding seasons. Very importantly they have worked out how to collect breeding populations without threatening fragile wild groups, making commercial propagation a real possibility for the future and helps ensure the possibility of stocking our impoundments. (Just quietly 600gm wild fish held in captivity are already approaching 1.5kg suggesting Jungle Perch stocked into the food rich impoundment environments will hit the magic 3kg mark, some found in PNG wild environs weigh 5kg!!!) What also has been done is the successful interpreting of genetic results along with behaviours to show how each strain has developed reproductive techniques to suit their climate and locality. This work effectively took up the first breeding season but now it is known that each strain requires a different salinity level to successfully reproduce. The end result of this work was shown in the second breeding season where almost 900,000 viable fertilised eggs were produced in a single session, proving again that the species is suitable for commercial production and stocking impoundments, initially only small batches of eggs could be fertilised and this process could never be cost effective.