APPLICATIONS for the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) 2018-19 Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program are now open.
Angling and community groups, individuals, councils and other relevant organisations are encouraged to apply.
The program offers matched funding to purchase fish from registered private hatcheries for restocking into approved public waters in NSW.
Matched funds between $1000 and $6000 are provided from the Recreational Fishing Trust.
Funds are available to stock high priority recreational fishing species including Australian Bass, Golden Perch and Murray Cod, pending their availability.
It is important all fish stocking is conducted responsibly to protect biodiversity and the aquatic environment.
Releasing fish into NSW public waters without a permit is illegal.
Applications for the 2018-19 stocking season close May 4.
To apply or for more information, visit dpi.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300550474.
Suspected illegal fish stocking can be reported to your local DPI Fisheries office, or to the Fishers Watch Phoneline on 1800043536.
Report any suspected aquatic pests to Aquatic Biosecurity on (02) 49163877 or email [email protected]