Current projects on Silver Perch

Conservation stocking in the Namoi River

DPI has been conducting a conservation stocking program for Silver Perch in the Namoi River since 2016 which is aimed at rebuilding declining wild populations in northwest NSW. Between 2016 and 2018 a total of 120,000 Silver Perch were released prior to the program being suspended in 2019 and 2020 due to the impacts of the severe drought.

In 2021 DPI recommenced its conservation stocking of Silver Perch in the Namoi River now that flows have improved in the catchment following the end of the drought. A total of 62,000 Silver Perch fingerlings were released into the Namoi River between Gunnedah and Narrabri in early 2021. The fish are produced at the Narrandera Fisheries Centre using wild broodstock sourced from the Murray River.

Another 38,000 Silver Perch were stocked in the Namoi River in March 2022.

Silver Perch fingerlingsDPI staff releasing Silver Perch fingerlings Silver Perch stocking

See Silver Perch for more information about the species.