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Barramundi move upstream in floods
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:19:57 PM »
Barramundi move upstream in floods

From - Suntag News 187
It is rare for fish tagged below a weir to be recaptured above the weir, even when there is a fishway. When it
does happen it is usually associated with flooding. Over the past few years there have been a number of flood
events that have allowed fish to move up river past barriers. These are 3 examples of fish that have moved up
river past a barrier.

Tag details                         Recapture details
Tag T89333
Species Barramundi
(Lates calcarifer)
Date 7/3/2010                   17/4/2012
Length 380mm                   770mm
Location Pioneer River        Pioneer River
Fisher Shane Hamill            Shayla Stanley
Days Out 772 (2.1 years)
Growth 390mm (184mm/year)
Movement 13km up river past Dumbleton Weir
Released No


Tag details                                Recapture details
Tag U20170
Species Barramundi
(Lates calcarifer)
Date 9/3/2010                           14/4/2012
Length 260mm                          810mm
Location Fitzroy River                Alligator Creek
Fisher Peter Murphy                  Ian Smith
Days Out 767 (2.1 years)
Growth 550mm (261mm/year)
Movement 44km up river past Barrage
Released No


Tag details                        Recapture details
Tag T81110
Species Barramundi
(Lates calcarifer)
Date 6/5/2010                   14/4/2012
Length 215mm                   700mm
Location Fitzroy River         Alligator Creek
Fisher Peter Murphy           Byron Shepherd
Days Out 709 (1.9 years)
Growth 485mm (250mm/year)
Movement 58km up river past Barrage
Released No



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