Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Funds Boost Dam Populations So Anglers Can Later Reap Rewards; Impoundment Fees Help to Pay for Local Restocking Program

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Funds Boost Dam Populations So Anglers Can Later Reap Rewards; Impoundment Fees Help to Pay for Local Restocking Program

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Byline: Bruce Mckean Bruce.Mckean@dailymercury.com.au

ABOUT $85,000 has been spent on fingerlings to put in Mackay regional dams so they can bring big rewards for anglers.

The restocking of Eungella, Kinchant, Teemburra and Peter Faust dams has been funded by money raised under the Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) scheme in which anglers must pay a fee to fish in the dams.

Almost two million native fish fingerlings, purchased with SIP scheme funds from last financial year, were used to help restock impoundments across the state, managing director of Fisheries Queensland Jim Groves said yesterday.

The stocked dams allow local and visiting anglers to access quality fisheries resources all year round.

Funds spent on stocking impoundments in our region in the last 12 months include Co

Eungella Dam $13,761

Kinchant Dam $15,498

Peter Faust Dam (Prosepine) $41,287

Teemburra Dam $17,041

Theresa Creek Dam (Clermont) $9,112

"Having healthy fisheries resources in regional areas means more tourism and jobs, and an increased turnover for businesses," Mr Groves said. …

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