Science and Research


Marine Life Extraction

Wild Adventures provides a unique service, capturing and releasing marine life trapped within industrial retention ponds and landlocked waters.

  • Licenses, permits and suitable equipment are available. Turtles, rays, sharks, fish, mud crabs and eels have been successfully transferred alive from landlocked areas.

Breeding Stock

Live brood stock fish for hatcheries, breeding programmes or scientific projects can be supplied from natural wild environments.

  • Barramundi, mangrove Jack, fingermark, estuary cod, permit, cobia, coral trout, triple tail….
  • Line caught- minimal stress


“Our project required acquisition of wild dart (permit) broodstock. Johnny was recommended to our team due to his previous experience in broodstock capture for scientific institutions. I cannot recommend Johnny highly enough for his skill, communications and professionalism of work. He successfully caught our fish with 100% survival post capture, the care Johnny showed resulted in minimal injury and some fish fed the day post capture with all fish feeding three days post capture. His understanding of the fish, weather conditions, equipment resulted in 100% capture success on both days fishing. In addition to Johnny’s outstanding fishing prowess he was also excellent to work with. I would look forward to working with Johnny any day, he is a complete professional and excellent guy.”

Dr Pollyanna Hilder

Aquaculture Scientist

Aquaculture Health and Production  |  CSIRO

Research Work

  • The surveyed vessel (including master) is available for research projects along the central Queensland coast.
  • Aluminium vessel, modern electronic equipment, open-decked, maneuverable.
  • We’re currently involved in a juvenile and adult fish monitoring programme in the Gladstone region.

Feral Pig Research

  • Feral pigs have been part of our animal behaviour studies for 20 years.
  • Monitoring, tracking, trapping, eradication; available to assist any project Australia-wide.
  • Close-up film, photography and behaviour observation in wild pigs.
  • Surveillance and data recording.
  • Catching

If you have a request, we’ll make it happen!

Johnny Mitchell