NSW Hatchery Quality Assurance Scheme Manual

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The NSW Hatchery Quality Assurance Scheme (HQAS) accredits fish hatcheries for the production of Murray cod, golden perch, silver perch and Australian bass fingerlings for recreational fishing enhancement stocking programs. The scheme was developed by NSW DPI Aquaculture and Recreational Fishing Staff with significant industry consultation and input.

A major objective of stocking programs is to maintain genetic diversity and the HQAS is designed to ensure the genetic integrity and health of consignments as well as the absence of non-target species.

HQAS accreditation for aquaculture production is also available for these species as a quality assurance measure for the production of fingerlings to supply the aquaculture industry.

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