Borumba Dam top-up

THE future of fishing at Borumba Dam is looking good, thanks to $23,109 funding to stock the dam with native fish fingerlings.

The Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP)scheme has allocated $721,000 to help restock 33 dams across the state to allow local and visiting anglers to access quality fisheries resources year round.

The SIP scheme is administered by Fisheries Queensland, a service of the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI).

“Having healthy fisheries resources in regional areas means more tourism and jobs, and an increased turnover for businesses,” managing director of Fisheries Queensland, Jim Groves told Fishing World.

“There are also great benefits in water-based recreational opportunities for the locals and the scheme helps to sustain native fish populations by taking the pressure off those resources in other areas.

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

Grants to restocking Lake McDonald was $8,286; Somerset $71,049; and Wivenhoe $44,707.

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