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More Kingfish Stocked Into Botany Bay!  

Approximately 600 kingfish are being stocked into the Botany Bay Recreational Fishing Haven, further enhancing local fishing opportunities for these prized sportfish.

This latest stocking follows on from the release of 6500 kingies into the bay earlier in the year. Combined, these stocking events are boosting the kingfish population and will provide better fishing.

All the kingies stocked so far were bred at DPI’s marine hatchery at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute, with fish in this latest batch averaging about 20-25cm in length. Survival and growth rates of these juveniles should be excellent.  

The kingfish stockings are being monitored by DPI researchers to assess distribution and survival of the fish in the system.  

Stay tuned for news on more stockings planned later this summer season.   

This marine stocking project is another example of your recreational fishing licence fees at work!

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31 minutes ago, mrsswordfisherman said:

This marine stocking project is another example of your recreational fishing licence fees at work!

 

Yes this id the big point in seeing your fees at work & its great to see.

I think while most of these wont stay or reside in the bay at least it is a bit more of a protected area than Sydney harbour to try & limit the losses but of course there are no guarantees.

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25 minutes ago, kingie chaser said:

Yes this id the big point in seeing your fees at work & its great to see.

I think while most of these wont stay or reside in the bay at least it is a bit more of a protected area than Sydney harbour to try & limit the losses but of course there are no guarantees.

It will certainly feed a few adult kings! Not saying this is a bad thing.

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