Fish Stocking

Stocking and stock enhancement ensures high quality fishing experiences and maintained and enhanced for the West Australian community forever.  From Western school prawns to pink snapper in the south of the state, to barramundi in the north, and trout in the south-west, Recfishwest supports many stocking and stock enhancement projects throughout Western Australia.

There are many research providers around Western Australia that we partner with, that do a great job in providing fish stocking projects to benefit the community, including Fremantle’s ‘Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research’ at South Metropolitan Tafe and Broome’s Aquaculture Centre at the Northern Regional Tafe.

Underpinning these efforts, is the Department of Fisheries policy on Restocking and Stock Enhancement in Western Australia. Recfishwest was instrumental in the development of this policy  (Fisheries Management Paper 261) which can be found on the Department of Fisheries website.

Fish Stocking Trailer
Barramundi set to be released in Kununurra
Kununurra barra release