Recreational fishing enhancement programs

Project

Organisation

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Research trial stocking of Estuary Perch fingerlings within Brogo Dam

To undertake a research trial stocking of up to 20,000 Estuary Perch fingerlings within Brogo dam over 2 years to provide NSW anglers with an exciting new high quality recreational fishing opportunity.

NSW DPI

 

FW $40,000

 

Give the fingerlings more air - Bingara Hatchery – Small Grant

To renew the airline set up to provide more air for the fingerlings at Bingara hatchery.

Bingara Anglers Club and Hatchery 

FW $4,479

 

Research trial stocking of Estuary Perch fingerlings within Brogo Dam

To undertake a research trial stocking of up to 20,000 Estuary Perch fingerlings within Brogo dam over 2 years to provide NSW anglers with an exciting new high quality recreational fishing opportunity.

NSW DPI 

FW $40,000

 

Stocking Prawns and Mulloway in estuaries to enhance recreational fishing opportunity

This project involves the stocking of 2 popular fish species (Eastern King Prawns and Mulloway) along the coast (in recruitment limited situations) as part of an ongoing project to enhance recreational fishing opportunities.

NSW DPI

SW $279,776

SW $281,836

SW $283,507

Offshore artificial reef - Merimbula

Involves construction of the fifth offshore artificial reef in NSW to provide a new quality recreational fishing location. This builds on the success of the Sydney and Shoalhaven offshore reefs, which are very popular with recreational fishers. The Port Macquarie artificial reef will be constructed later this year followed by the Port Botany reef.

NSW DPI

   

Fish aggregation devices (FADs)

Involves installation of 30 devices (floating buoy structures) in offshore waters. The FADs create new highly productive fishing locations by attracting Dolphinfish, Marlin and Tunas. The project is very popular with recreational fishers. More FADs in new locations will be deployed in 2015/16.

NSW DPI

SW $244,150

SW $247,469

SW $250,833

Recreational fisheries enhancement (Artificial reefs, FADs and marine stocking coordination)

Involves planning, facilitation of approvals (from the Commonwealth) and ongoing project management of NSW Fisheries Enhancement initiatives, including FADs, artificial reefs and marine stocking.

NSW DPI

SW $193,187

SW $198,552

SW $203,185

Developing mangrove jack as a key new species for freshwater recreational fishing in NSW – Phase 3:  Maintenance of broodstock through 2015/16.

Mangrove Jack, a popular recreational fishing species, were bred and stocked into Clarrie Hall Dam for the first time in NSW in March 2015. This project will cover the costs of maintaining the Mangrove Jack broodstock at the Southern Cross University (National Marine Science Centre – Coffs Harbour) through 2015/16 for future breeding and stocking.

Southern Cross University

SW
$7,750

FW
$7,750

  

Dollar for dollar native fish stocking project

All funds from this project are provided to stocking groups (as matching funding) to enable the purchase of native fish from private hatcheries to stock into public waterways.

NSW DPI

(community grants)

FW $250,000

FW $250,000

FW $250,000

Enhanced fish production for inland stocking

These funds provide additional operational funding at four Government fish hatcheries (Ebor, Gaden, Narrandera and Port Stephens) to boost fish production / stocking capabilities to further enhance recreational fishing opportunities.

NSW DPI

FW $488,316

FW $496,115

FW $504,144

Fisheries Management Officer (inland recreational fisheries)

A Fisheries Management Officer is required to oversee and assess hundreds of stocking applications prior to approval to ensure responsible stocking practices in line with the stocking fisheries management strategy.  The role also prepares draft stocking lists and undertakes consultation with stakeholders prior to stocking.

NSW DPI

FW $127,145

FW $130,225

FW $133,382

Gaden Trout hatchery (operational)

These funds support the full operation of the Gaden Trout hatchery to ensure ongoing production and stocking of recreational Trout /Salmon species to enhance recreational fishing.

NSW DPI

FW $478,450

FW $486,196

FW $494,136

Supporting fish hatchery trainees – Small grant

This project provides support to increase the number of fisheries students with practical skills learnt in a native fish hatchery. It also improves the number and quality of fish produced at the Narrandera hatchery with the extra staff.

NSW DPI

FW
$5,000

FW
$5,000

FW
$5,000

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