Maribyrnong River Fish Stocks

Mr PEARSON — It was wonderful recently to represent the Minister for Agriculture when the government announced $815 000 in funding to install 30 new fish habitat havens and have an additional 300 000 estuary perch fingerlings stocked in the mighty Maribyrnong River. The project will also monitor the river’s fish population, including the stocked estuary perch and the colonisation of the 30 fish havens, which will be placed in the river following consultation with other water users about the best locations. A review of land-based fishing needs will also be undertaken to guide future investment in access projects for anglers, and a study of the Maribyrnong River’s early fishing history will capture how things have changed over more than a century.