Feral Fish Reach Perth Rivers
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:25 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:45 PM
I think as responsible fish keepers we should be doing what we can to assist in cleaning up our waterways.
It may even go someway towards showing the community that not all fish keepers should be viewed as environmental vandals.
Is there any way we can join or create a group that will assist in tackling the problem of introduced species?
When I get to Perth in December I would be keen as in assisting in something like this...
Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:05 PM
I really want to say that the video is fake lol but I'm gonna keep my opinion to myself but anyway
I think midnight could be on to something, with the release of that story in the paper is now sure to rattle
The sticks with fisheries etc etc mayb organize a day for members to unite and fish for feral cichlids make
Fun competition for biggest fish of the day I'm sure doin something fun
Like this will encourage members to come along for the day and show that it's not
The hobbyist but the in experienced , we house our fish till it's life is up or we move them
On appropriately I can proudly say iv never dumped a fish
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:10 PM
Not fake at all , shame it exists thou
Posted 27 June 2012 - 10:11 PM
That's the spirit!
ANGFA WA is currently working with government and other groups in developing a strategy to address this huge problem. We're not only concerned with the fact that ferals are present, but also that they are displacing our native freshwater fish.
We're looking to develop a comprehensive program that not only sees the removal of feral fish and prevents their reintroduction, but also coordinates the re-establishment of native fish populations.
PS Our last speaker presented research on the level of feral fish distribution on the Swan Coastal Plain
Posted 27 June 2012 - 11:32 PM
also, found this: http://fishingterrit..._050808_194.pdf
Introducing barramundi there would do much the same as Nile Perch did in Lake Victoria. Cichlid problem would be over.
Edited by Kleinz, 27 June 2012 - 11:39 PM.
Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:26 AM
apparently they would be nice to eat... was discussing this with someone else few days ago... was thinking about what fish species to stock my mates dam with... want something that grows all year round and can withstand zero degree temps up to low 30 degree temps... and is good to catch on a line and tastes good.... and would breed in the dam to suppy future stock of fish also...
yes very true... remember its a man made pond used to keep power towers cool so the big deal about wild cichlids isnt as bad as this makes it out to be..
if anyone can tell me where to catch "feral" fish in these quantities i'll be there every week trying my luck... i got a redtail cattie to feed.... maybe i could put the redtail on a lead with a harness and let it out for a feed for a couple hours then bring it back home.... lol.....
with all the doom and gloom forcast for the swan and canning rivers there may well be no native species left... if thats the case i'd be happy to catch an introduced species if nothing native will survive anymore...
Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:29 PM
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Posted 30 June 2012 - 03:11 AM
Posted 30 June 2012 - 09:04 AM
Sam's right,for those that are wanting to own those few exotics it is just getting soooo difficult.
Yet we are almost giving away koi, goldfish etc that thrive in our waterways
Posted 01 July 2012 - 07:49 AM
Edited by tastyfish1980, 01 July 2012 - 07:50 AM.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 01:49 PM
Dunno how that goes at the rec centre though, as that lake has a big flock of Toulouse geese, which are pretty mean when riled.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 03:48 PM
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