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February 2013

Fish of the week! A very nice kingfish out of Port Hacking

February 22, 2013 All At Sea 0

Just to make it easy to find us, Port Hacking forms the southern boundary of Sydney. Working inland from the sea, the north bank of Port Hacking is formed by southern suburbs from Cronulla to Grays Point. The southern bank is mainly land within the Royal National Park. Port H …

So what is this, you might ask. Well it’s a FAD…

February 18, 2013 All At Sea 0

A fish aggregation device, also known as a FAD, is simply a float anchored to the sea bed. Fish like dolphin fish and yellowtail kingfish tend to gather around objects floating on the surface of the ocean, such as logs, debris, etc. This natural phenomenon is helping us to de …

A day at Fisheries FAD off Port Hacking

February 13, 2013 All At Sea 0

The day started with a choppy sea and we were not sure if it would be a good day out wide near the continental shelf. So we headed out to our nearest FAD and found the fish, i.e. yellowtail king fish and dolphin fish. Unfortunately they were all under the legal size. So we de …

They have arrived!

February 10, 2013 All At Sea 0

We have been waiting for the warm water coming down from the north. And with that one of our favourite fish. Here in Australia we call them Dolphin fish, in the US they are Mahi Mahi and in Spain and South America they are Dorado. We had a slow day on the reefs and decided &h …

A couple of boxes with a mixed catch

February 9, 2013 All At Sea 0

The team did well today, nobody seasick and a nice mixed catch. We had Tarwhine, Red Rock Cod, Maori Wrasse, Crimson banded wrasse, Blue Morwong, Wirrah cod, Yellowtail, Sea sweep, Striped sea pike, Mackerel tuna, and Gummy shark. So that is an average of three to four fish p …