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Mulloway migration info

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Hi guys , Just wondering are the school size mulloway in the coorong purely going in from the mouth to feed, and then move on , or what ? what brings them into the coorong ? do they hang around in there ?Are mulloway breeding in there ?  or are they purely tidal effected and thats what brings them in ?

Same with the port ? why do they go in there? just to feed ? to breed ? , sorry im a novice when it comes to mully info . Interested to learn ! 

cheers  ! 

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The white paper from the sa fisheries research i read a few years back said a large mulloway congregation off the murray mouth to breed around sept to november (not every year somewhere between every 3-5 years) the ova is then swept up in currents that head out into the southern ocean these then over the following year or 2 grow to a few centimetres long & drift back in on landward based currents the fingerlings take up refuge in estuarys & creeks open to the sea & spend a few years around these areas (coorong is one of the major nurserys & the worms that live in there are one of the major sources of their nourishment) once reaching maturity they leave these nurserys. There is also a minor breeding of mulloway takes place over of the west coast as well from time to time.

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22 hours ago, newtontoney said:

so , from start to finish a Mulloways life is solely in SA ? or do they migrate through states etc ?

No. They can migrate. Just google as there is a heap of info & research done for years & years. In the meantime, best to catch one!!

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