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Title: Four million fish released into dams......
Post by: Editor on February 02, 2015, 12:47:23 AM
Four million fish released into dams including Burrendong and Windamere


Recreational fishers in the Upper Hunter, Orange and Dubbo electorates are set to enjoy more Golden Perch, Murray Cod and Silver Perch in local dams during summer.

Member for Upper Hunter, George Souris, announced on Friday the NSW Department of Primary Industries’ four hatcheries plan to produce and release a total of more than four million fingerlings and fry by the end of summer.

Throughout the 2014-15 fishing season, the state government will be stocking:

- 205,000 Golden Perch in Quipolly Dam, Burrendong Dam, Lake Windamere, Glenbawn Dam and Glennies Creek Dam;

- 95,000 Murray Cod in Quipolly Dam, Burrendong Dam and Lake Windamere;

- 160,000 Silver Perch in Burrendong Dam, Glenbawn Dam, Glennies Creek Dam, Keepit Dam and Lake Windamere.

“This is a great boost to our community, helping grow the local economy by increasing tourism and employment opportunities in the area.  It also a great benefit for local anglers who enjoy recreational fishing,” Mr Souris said.

“The fish stocking program is also recognised for the benefits it provides to ensuring conservation outcomes in regional areas.

“Fish stocking supports some of our most important inland fisheries – not just here in the Upper Hunter electorate but across the state.

“The NSW Government is proud to support the recreational fishing industry, which generates about $1.6 billion in expenditure to the NSW economy each year and creates about 14,000 jobs.

 “The fish stocking program is another great example of how money raised through recreational fishing fees is being invested back into projects and initiatives that directly benefit recreational anglers.

“Planned fish release figures are targets only, and may change depending on hatchery production. Other seasonal factors and water quality issues can also impact on targeted releases,” Mr Souris concluded.”Sorry, only registered users can see this content. Please Login or Register.