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Dams being restocked with fingerlings

A chart showing the funding allocations for Queensland's dams.
A chart showing the funding allocations for Queensland's dams.

AGRICULTURE, Fisheries and Forestry Minister John McVeigh today announced $690,000 to re-stock Queensland dams with fingerlings.

Minister McVeigh said the funding would be distributed through grants as part of the Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS).

"The SIPS provides a sustainable, world-class freshwater fishing option for recreational fishers," Mr McVeigh said.

"Stocked Impounded waters such as dams need to be continually replenished as most stocked species will not reproduce. 

"Most of the popular dams in Queensland are stocked each year with fingerlings and under the scheme, fishers pay a fee to fish at any of the 32 registered dams across Queensland.

"Three-quarters of funds from the sale of permits go to community stocking groups throughout Queensland to buy native fish fingerlings and for other activities aimed at enhancing the fishery.

"Species stocked include barramundi, golden perch, silver perch, Australian bass, Mary River cod, Murray River cod and saratoga."

Each year, the sale of permits from the financial year is divided between all 32 dams on the scheme, based on angler' preference and surface area.

*Cooby and Cressbrook dams have not been allocated funds from the 2012-13 sales as they still have funding from the previous years they wish to carryover.

SIPS permits can be purchased online via the Queensland Government Gateway, through Fisheries Queensland or from small business outlets throughout Queensland.

A SIPS permit is $7.70 for a weekly permit, $38.60 for a yearly permit or $33.55 if you are entitled to a concession.

For a full list of SIPS dam locations, or to purchase a permit, visit www.fisheries.qld.gov.au or call 13 25 23.

Topics:  dams fishing state government



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