Proponents of the Hazelwood Pondage barramundi project say minor earthworks at the waterway will help create an environment in which the species can survive.
The temperature of the
It comes as independent survey results reveal the barra fishery injected up-to $800,000 into the local economy over a four-month period.
Fisheries Victoria executive director Travis Dowling told The Express the latest research into the
“The early advice from researchers is that will maintain a section of the
He said the barramundi’s food source tilapia and cichlids might struggle with the temperature change in the
“We hope once we put a hole in the barrage, they’ll move to the warmer area (with the barramundi),” he said.
Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing said an independent survey of 4000 boat-based barramundi anglers who were permit-holders of the ballot process, found the direct economic benefit of the fishery was between $600,000 and $800,000 over a four-month period, during which 5000 people visited the
“There has been a lot of positive feedback from people who have sold a broader range of tackle, as well as accommodation providers,”
“People chose to spend a couple of days here from serviced apartments to caravan parks. People ate out and enjoyed our pub scene. Some people drove for six to seven hours to get to the
Seven thousand of the iconic fighting fish were stocked into the