Resilience of inshore, juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus to angling and release.

  title={Resilience of inshore, juvenile snapper Pagrus auratus to angling and release.},
  author={M. Broadhurst and P. Butcher and K. Hall and B. Cullis and S. McGrath},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={80 3},
  • M. Broadhurst, P. Butcher, +2 authors S. McGrath
  • Published 2012
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of fish biology
  • This study assessed the mortality of 157 snapper Pagrus auratus (9-29 cm, total length, L(T) ) after being conventionally angled and then released into cages (along with 48 controls) for 4 days off south-eastern Australia. Fatalities were restricted to 12 angled fish (7·6%) and mostly attributed to the ingestion of hooks and especially their subsequent removal, which caused substantial blood loss and immediate death. Hook ingestion was significantly biased towards smaller fish (<21 cm L(T)) and… CONTINUE READING
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