4pm UPDATE: The Bureau of Meteorology has cancelled the severe thunderstorm warning for the ACT. A warning remains in place for surrounding regions of NSW. THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning […]
ABOUT 1000 Murray cod and 1000 golden perch will be released into Upper Stranger pond in Monash tomorrow morning (Thursday, January 18) to restore the native fish population following the draining of the pond and removal of carp last year.
“A total of 2.6 tonnes carp were removed from Upper Stranger pond. With construction work now at the point that water has returned to the pond we can release native fish which will be great news for local anglers. Due to the way in which carp out-compete other species, there were no native fish found when the pond was drained.
“As well as improving fishing opportunities, the Murray cod and golden perch will help restore the pond to a more balanced ecosystem which includes feeding on mosquito larvae while young. Other small native fish species will be stocked into the pond at a later date.”