Safe transport of fish and stocking code of practice


Every year NSW DPI stocks millions of fish fry and fingerlings into NSW dams, rivers and streams.

How these fish are transported and released can significantly influence their chances of survival, so it’s important that best management practices are used to ensure the contribution of stocked fish to our recreational fisheries resources.

This Primefact outlines;

  • Stocking permits
  • Choosing release sites
  • Pre-release
  • Transport
  • Release methods
  • Code of practice
  • Quick reference guide


Primefact 706 First Edition

Published: Oct 2007