Establishing an ecological basis for stocking density of Australian bass in freshwaters: Experimental field tests of a general numerical model [ 2007 - 2010 ]

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Researchers A/Prof IM Suthers; Dr MD Taylor; Dr LJ Baumgartner

Brief description Large numbers of the Australian public go fishing, particularly in rivers and impoundments. Angling in these waterways provides a strong source of income for rural and regional communities. The stocking of native fish to support inland angling also sustains much of the aquaculture industry in western NSW and Queensland. This study will develop an optimal approach to stocking Australian bass which is relevant for other stocked freshwater species, and will allow stocking to be undertaken in an environmentally responsible manner. This will both enhance the outcome of investment of public funds in stocking, and enhance the recreational fishing experience that is so important to rural regional communities.

Funding Amount $75,354

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