Monitoring trip returns from ‘stronghold’ for species without finding a single sawfish

Numbers of endangered sawfish in one of their most globally important strongholds are dropping, with conservationists calling for a rules that will cut the numbers of animals being caught in commercial fishing nets in north Queensland.

In September, a two-week private expedition to monitor and tag sawfish in the Norman River, Queensland, returned without finding a single sawfish.

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