ONE MILLION! Magic milestone hit with Lake Kununurra barra release

One million barra! 

About 150 fishers and holidaymakers and Fisheries Minister Don Punch joined Recfishwest and the Lake Kununurra Barramundi Stocking Group for the momentous community fish stocking event along the lake’s banks at Lily Creek Lagoon on 18 July 2021.

WATCH: See the highlights from the momentous release here

There were plenty of smiling faces and happy families at the release event, lending a helping hand.

Everyone was eager to get involved and release the 60-day-old barra fingerlings – bred at North Regional TAFE’s Broome Aquaculture Centre – safely into their new surroundings.

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland said fishing was always better when the fish are biting and the Lake Kununurra barramundi stocking program shows how effective fish stocking initiatives can be.

“The program highlights how true fish abundance promotes excellent fishing experiences, while also benefiting regional communities,” he said.

“Lake Kununurra is something all of us involved in the stocking program and the local community can be genuinely proud of.”

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