The one-millionth barramundi shall be launched into Lake Kununurra this weekend, eight years after a stocking program was launched on the East Kimberley waterhole.
Established in 2013 by the Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group with assist from Recfishwest, this system has helped set up Lake Kununurra as a high-standard barramundi fishery, with metre-plus fish usually caught by leisure fishers on the web site.
Hatched and grown on the Broome Aquaculture Centre, hundreds of juvenile fish shall be transported in a customized oxygenated transportation tank to Lake Kununurra, the place they are going to be launched on Sunday morning.
Kununurra residents and vacationers are invited to mark the event by serving to launch the fish close to the Lily Lagoon boat ramp from 10am. Recfishwest chief government Andrew Rowland mentioned the occasion would mark a big milestone for this system, which had introduced many advantages to the East Kimberley group.
“Lake Kununurra’s barramundi stocking program highlights how true fish abundance not solely promotes nice fishing experiences, but additionally advantages regional communities,” he mentioned.
“In COVID instances, fishing is extra necessary than ever, and extra WA fishers are in search of new or totally different places to moist a line.
“Lake Kununurra supplies nice fishing for native fishers and attracts in guests to the city who wish to catch a magic 1m barra in a secure and accessible setting.”
Mr Rowland mentioned this system would proceed in Kununurra, with an additional three years of State Authorities funding by way of the COVID-19 recfishing restoration package deal.