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Fisheries resources of the Bohle River, Queensland.

Lunow, C.P. and Garrett, R.N. (2011) Fisheries resources of the Bohle River, Queensland. Technical Report. Department of Employment Economic Development and Innovation, Northern Fisheries Centre, Cairns.

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The fisheries resources of the Bohle River and its small catchment area adjacent Townsville, north Queensland, were investigated through available literature, scientific research surveys and analysis of commercial and recreational catch and effort data.

Research surveys produced a total of 4383 fish from the waters of the Bohle River during 1997-1998. These were classified into 104 fish species from 49 families. Gillnetting, cast netting, fish trapping and crab potting techniques were used in the estuarine waters of the Bohle River with freshwater reaches in the upper catchment surveyed by electrofishing. This range of survey techniques was used to estimate the relative abundance of ten commercially and recreationally important species: Barramundi (Lates calcarifer), king threadfin (Polydactylus macrochir), blue threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum), mangrove jack (Lutjanus argentimaculatus), banded and spotted grunter (Pomadasys kaakan and Pomadasys argenteus), pikey and yellowfin bream (Acanthopagrus berda and Acanthopagrus australis), tilapia (Oreochromis spp.), jungle perch (Kuhlia rupestris) and mud crab (Scylla serrata). The results of each survey method are discussed with a focus on spatial and temporal patterns in diversity and catch rate.

Item Type:Monograph (Technical Report)
Corporate Creators:Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI), Fisheries Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
Projects:Coastal Streams.
Business groups:Fisheries Queensland
Additional Information:© State of Queensland, Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, 2011.
Keywords:Fisheries; resources; management; commercial harvest; recreational; Townsville; survey; catch; gillnetting; cast netting; fish trapping; crab potting; water quality.
Subjects:Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery resources
Aquaculture and Fisheries > Fisheries > Fishery research
Live Archive:05 Dec 2011 06:35
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:43

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