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Native Threatened And Endangered Fish Breeding

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#1 BlackHomunculus

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 11:04 AM

Hello Everyone, I have an idea and i'm very keen to go through with it. I'm planning on capturing some threatened and endangered species of native freshwater fish, crustaceans and molluscs. I'm setting up a large breeding rack in my shed and my plan is to mass breeding all these fauna and release them into nearby waterways where they once lived. As alot of people know, fish like salamandroides once lived further north of where they are now and I would like to be able to see these fish in local creeks and ponds as they once did. Of course, every fish would be treated for parasites and illnesses a few weeks prior to being released. Is this a good idea or am I missing something crucial?
-Kye Philippe

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#2 ice

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 02:59 PM

You would probably need some kind of scientific license in order to collect these fish otherwise its highly illegal and you would be facing massive fines. Also translocation of fish (even native ones) would require permission from fisheries department and a translocation permit done. I love your enthusiasm but unfortunately its not that simple.

#3 malawiman85

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Posted 26 January 2021 - 10:23 PM

Yep Translocation and Aquaculture permits would be required.
Would be tough to get the ok to release back into wild too with the risk of introducing disease.
The main reasons for endangerment of species is environmental. Releasing more won’t fix their environment.
Lastly, there have previously been efforts made to breed salamanderfish in captivity with no luck.
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