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Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010



Sunday Territorian 4 Apr 2010


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6 Sunday Territorian, Sunday, April 4, 2010 www.sundayterritorian.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 4 -A P R -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K PHOTOBOOK CANVAVV S ART eNlARgemeNTS 5 x 7 OR ABOVe, muST Be THe SAme Size Photocopies will not be accepted. AvAA ailable at a participating Harvey Norman PhotoCentre. Offer ends 11/04/10. See in store for further details. when you present this coupon in store. ON ANy fOR2 1 DIGITAL 6X4 PRINTS10 www.harww veynormanphotos.com.au 6x4 prints from digital media only. Personal shoppers only. Offer ends 11/04/10. IN S TO R E O R O N LIN E ea For your nearest store call 1300 GO HARVEY (1300 464 278) ALICE SPRINGS 8950 4000 DARWIN 8922 4111 FREE CALL: 1800 777 207 182228_NTM Product offers end 11/04/10. Harvey Norman stores are operated by independent franchisees. www.harveynorman.com.au THE DIGITAL PRINTING SPECIALIST NEWS Back for another nibble FAMILIAR CATCH: NT Fisheries staffer Steven Matthews recaptured the 113.5cm barra close to where it was first caught 12 years earlier Caught again 12 years later HOOKEDUP: P42-43 By MATT FLYNN A DALY River barramundi tagged 12 years ago when it was just 48cm long has been recaptured and retagged. NT Fisheries staffer Steven Matthews recaptured the 113.5cm barramundi a few kilometres from where it was initially caught. The fish was originally caught during the 1998 Barra Classic, by NT Fisheries staffer Phil Hall. Fisheries Minister Kon Vatskalis said the double catch was an extraordinary event. This is unbelievable. The barra was recaptured only kilometres from where it was first tagged 12 years ago by fisheries staff, said Mr Vatskalis. The barra is the longest to be at liberty in the history of the NTs tagging program by more than four years. It is estimated that the barramundi is now 13 years old and has grown about 66cm in this time, averaging 5cm a year. The fish was released again and swam away healthy, and we look forward to hearing about its recapture in the future. Tag recaptures provide valuable information that assists NT Fisheries with the management of barramundi stocks.