There is something great about seeing popular fishing species being stocked into popular fishing spots.
Recfishwest was on hand recently as young students from John Tonkin College and Murdoch University released thousands of black bream into the Murray River as part of their aquaculture program.
The young bream were reared by students in college aquariums, fed with brine shrimp, also grown at the college, and health-checked before being released into the river at approximately 30mm long.
John Tonkin College’s aquaculture program is proving to be popular with the students and this program is set to be repeated in 2020 meaning even more bream will be released and even more kids will develop a close affinity to bream and learn about the importance of our estuary systems.
We hope this program helps to ignite the passion of these future scientists, leaders and fishers.
You can read more about the project here!