Black Fillet Project

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Fisher feedback

To date, we have recieved several reports of melanisaton from fishers.  Below is a summary of these reports.

Degrees of melanisation:

So far, a total of 257 sand flathead were caught, where 69 had melanisation.

Images supplied by recreational fishers:

There have been no reports of melanisation in other fish species up to this point.
Thanks are extended to those fishers who have submitted reports and photos.
In addition, we have received new reports that even though the fish had no melanisation, black worms can be observed in the fish roe. Pictures below were from sand flathead caught at White Beach.
Updated on 21 January 2021
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