Exploring native fish hatchery sites

The Victorian Fisheries Authority has written to several property owners along the Goulburn River to explore their interest in voluntary soil and water testing as part of a site selection process for a new native fish hatchery near Shepparton.

Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the State Government committed to building a new hatchery at the last election as part of its $34 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often.

“We grow lots of Murray cod at our Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon but a hatchery near Shepparton would be warmer and better suited to growing a wider variety of species including golden perch, freshwater catfish and more Murray cod,” Mr Dowling said.

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