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Information Session: Collaborative research project between USFA and CSIRO

When: Thursday 15 November
Arrive: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start
Duration: Approx 1 hour including questions
Where: ASHFIELD WESTS LEAGUES CLUB, 115 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield, NSW Sydney Australia (Proceed to level one)
What else: Bring a dive buddy
You will hear:

  • What has really changed since the 60’s?
  • Will these changes affect your future fishing opportunities?
  • Specifically how USFA (spearo) data has contributed to this project.

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Ikijime – How to care for your catch

iki jime (ike jime) Humane killing of fish
Ikejime (活け締め) or Ikijime (活き締め) is a method of paralyzing and bleeding fish to maintain its quality. The technique originated in Japan, but is now in widespread use. It involves the insertion of a spike quickly and directly into the hind brain, thereby causing immediate brain death. A fish brain is usually located slightly behind and above the eye. When spiked correctly, the fish fins flare and the fish relaxes, immediately ceasing all motion. The blood contained in the fish flesh retracts to the gut cavity, which produces a better coloured and flavoured fillet. This method seems to minimize the pain.


Keep Australia Fishing organisation launched

Fishing Legend Rex Hunt Spearheads National Organisation To Fight For Angler Rights & Protect Our Fishing Heritage
Keep Australia Fishing (KAF), a national lobbying and advocacy organisation representing Australia’s five million recreational anglers, will fight against politically motivated antifishing campaigns while highlighting environmental issues threatening our waterways and fish stocks.

To be launched on June 30 and supported by a national advertising campaign, KAF will
initially campaign against Minister Burke’s proposed federal Marine Parks network. These
marine parks plans threaten to lock Australian anglers and their families out of vast areas of ocean in northern and south-western Australia. Continue reading Keep Australia Fishing organisation launched