A wild tiger fish find out where the fish are living and how they’re being kept in captivity.
The Garmin Fish Finder has found its way into the wild in the South West of Australia, after the Garmin brand of fishfinder was bought by an Australian company, Garmin Marine.
A report published by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) said the Garmies were being kept at the Kangaroo Island Conservation Park in Queensland.
The aquariums owner, James E. Murray, is an aquarist who uses wild tiger fishes as bait, but said the fishfinder had found its place in the Australian wild.
“Garmin’s fishfinder is not the only fishfinder around the world, but it is certainly one of the best,” he said.
“The fishfinder has been working in the sea for a number of years and is a fantastic tool for finding fish.”
“It’s great to be able to take a fishfinder that has a proven track record and put it into the water where it will work and thrive.”
Mr Murray said the first fishfinder in the region to be brought into the environment was the Aquarium of the Pacific, which has been operating in the area for over 40 years.
“I think it’s fantastic for the local environment,” he told ABC Radio Queensland.
He said the aquarium was considering bringing the fishfinder into the community and using it as bait. “
We are hoping to have a small number of fish taken to the fish feeder in about a week or so.”
He said the aquarium was considering bringing the fishfinder into the community and using it as bait.
“When we do, we’ll have the ability to use the fish find device to attract the fish, and that’s what the fish will do,” he added.
The fishfinder also has a remote control that allows the user to remotely monitor the fish from a mobile phone or tablet.
“They have a built-in camera that’s located on the fish to allow the fishkeeper to be sure the fish is in the right place at the right time,” Mr Murray explained.
“As the fish go into the fish feeding area, they will get a fish-specific feed, and they will be fed by hand with the fish.”
Mr E Murray said there were no plans to put the fish in the aquarium at the moment.
“There are fish that we have caught that are in the fishfeeder and that will go into our tank,” he explained.
The marine conservation group said the discovery was a significant development in the fight against the extinction of tiger sharks.
“This is a significant step forward for our conservation efforts, with the first-ever commercial fishfinder being developed in the Southern Hemisphere,” the ACF said.
Mr Murray described the Garms fishfinder as “a very innovative product”.
“It has an extremely high standard of fish identification and the ability for the fish keeper to control and monitor the capture of fish in a controlled environment,” Mr E said.
The research has been conducted by a team of marine biologists from the Australian Marine Conservation Society, with funding from the University of Queensland and the Garmcmans Foundation.
It is believed to be the first time a fish find tool has been used in the context of conservation.