Wild Shellfish Alert - Do not eat wild shellfish from areas in and around Spring Bay and the Mercury Passage in South East Tasmania.
Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
mado sweep, Australian mado, footballer
This mado has a silvery white body with horizontal black stripes and a mostly yellow tail. The stripes extend the entire length of body, head and eye but are not present on the underside or tail. It has large eyes and a small mouth.
Release mados due to their small size. Log any sightings with Redmap.
A schooling fish which is found on shallow coastal reefs or under wharves and jetties from 0-30 metres in depth. Abundant along the eastern Australian coast, mado are becoming more common in Tasmania, particularly on the north and east coasts.
They are not commonly caught by recreational fishers in Tasmania. May be encountered when fishing for other species using small baits and hooks.
These fish are edible though small and unlikely to be caught in any quantity in Tasmania.
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