Great community project see black bream released into the Murray River

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!

Murray River bream release

A great project from Murdoch Uni, John Tonkin College students and the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council saw 5,000 juvenile black bream released this week into the Murray River.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. We're stoked to see community-based stocking efforts like this, especially for popular recfishing species like black bream and we hope thiis first batch of fish will lay a solid foundation for future bream stocking efforts.You can read more about the project here:

Posted by Recfishwest on Wednesday, December 11, 2019


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