Do Your Bit For Mackerel Research!

As the East Australian Current continues pushing south, many NSW North Coast anglers have changed their focus from snapper and pearl perch to chasing pelagic speedsters in the form of Spanish and spotted mackerel.

This season, New South Wales’ Research Angler Program (RAP) wants your mackerel frames. From each frame donated, DPI researchers will be able to determine the sex and age of your fish.

Such information helps maintain a great mackerel fishery in collaboration with Queensland Fisheries. You’ll receive all your fish’s information on a certificate, plus go into a monthly draw for fishing tackle vouchers.

If you’re interested in helping with this research and want to find out more about the RAP, for more info and to find your nearest drop-off location.