Fish stocking

Stocking and stock enhancement ensures high quality fishing experiences are 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 WA.

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.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s policy on restocking and stock enhancement in Western Australia underpins these efforts. Recfishwest was instrumental in the development of this policy (Fisheries Management Paper 261) which can be found on the Department of Fisheries website.

Recfishwest’s Steph Watts releasing juvenile yellowtail kingfish at South Mole, Fremantle.