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Reynolds, D 2018, 'Maximizing the post-release survival of angler-caught Yellowfin bream (Acanthopagrus australis) and Mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicas), MSc thesis, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW.

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Australian recreational fishing is managed by a combination of bag limits and minimum legal lengths. The assumption for the success of these arrangements is that few released fish die.

Two recreational species in Australia are yellowfin bream and mulloway. Owing to regulations and catch-and-release fishing a high proportion of the recreational catch of these species is released.

This study aimed to identify hooking and handling procedures effecting the post-release survival of these species and examine ways to maximise their post-release survival. The study concluded that modifications to gear and practices can maximise the post-release survival of yellowfin bream and mulloway.