New South Wales Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries invites the community to submit applications to stock native fish into approved public waters in NSW on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
For the next stocking season (September 2021 to May 2022), dollar-for-dollar funding has been set aside from the Recreational Fishing Freshwater Trust to stock Australian Bass, Murray Cod and Golden Perch into waters of NSW.
Nominated stocking sites must be within the natural distribution of the species and locations must provide good public access.
Applications with offers between $2,000 and $6,000 per group will be considered for matching funding.
Applications above $1,000 may be considered but commercial hatcheries may have difficulty delivering small batches.
Clubs are encouraged to consider direct pick up which is much more cost effective for the hatcheries and prices per fingerling are likely to be lower.
If you are interested in stocking Australian Bass in public waters in NSW on a dollar-for-dollar basis during the 2021/22 season, please complete an online dollar for dollar application form by Friday 19 March 2021.
If you are interested in stocking Murray Cod or Golden Perch in public waters in NSW on a dollar-for-dollar basis during the 2021/22 season, please complete the online dollar for dollar application form by Friday 14 May 2021.
NSW DPI Fisheries also extends an invitation to groups to apply for a fuel card grant to assist with travel costs to and from stocking and fish habitat rehabilitation events.
If you are interested in applying for a fuel card grant, please complete the online fuel card application form by Friday 14 May 2021.
For further information about the Dollar-for-Dollar Native Fish Stocking Program or the Fuel Card Grant Program please phone Simone Mabon at the Hume Fisheries Office, Albury on 6051 7748 or 0438 734 969 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.