Swan River fish stocks boosted

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Fish stocks in the Swan River are set to rise following the release of 500 juvenile Black Bream as part of a joint effort between Challenger TAFE, the Water Corporation, the Swan River Trust and the City of South Perth. 

The fish were released following a depletion of stocks in a compensating pond near the Narrows Bridge in South Perth. 

Challenger TAFE Managing Director, Liz Harris, said the College’s Aquaculture Development Unit (ADU) was a leading aquaculture research centre with a successful history of fish restocking programs. 

“The ADU is a leading edge research facility within the College that has been recognised for its efforts in restocking the Blackwood River with Black Bream, and this latest project continues that good work,” she said. 

ADU research scientist, Rob Michael, said the fish would be fully grown within two years and survival rates were expected to be high due to their resilient nature. 

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