Tuesday, May 21, 2024

100 barra to lure fishers to lakes

The Northern Territory Government has this week released 100 barramundi across a number of Palmerston lakes.

The initiative is part of the Territory Labor Governments continued plan to support recreational fishing, tourism and local businesses across the Territory, all while enhancing our liveability and local activities for families.

“It is estimated that recreational fishing brings in around $80 million into the Territory economy each and every year – making it not only a great activity for families, but a significant economic driver,” said Minister for Recreational Fishing, Paul Kirby.

“The Territory Labor Government will continue to invest in the growth of recreational fishing across the Territory through enhancing infrastructure and the continuation our restocking programs and popular competitions like the Million Dollar Fish.”

The barra, which were bred locally at the Darwin Aquaculture Centre average around 45cm in size, making them a perfect catch for experienced fishos, beginners or young kids.

All Palmerston lakes have a strict catch and release policy, and anglers are encouraged to familiarise themselves with how to carefully release fish back into the water.

For more information about recreational fishing in Palmerston and how to correctly handle fish, visit:  https://www.palmerston.nt.gov.au/live/facilities-recreation/recreation/fishing-and-boating

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