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December 2012 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Sabatino Cesile of Quarantine Tasmania with one of the seized marron.
Dec. 20, 2012

Imported marron seized by Quarantine Tasmania

On Friday 14 December 2012 Quarantine Tasmania seized a shipment of live marron (Cherax tenuimanus) that was imported by a Hobart restaurant. Marron and all species of the genus Cherax are prohibited from import into Tasmania. Crayfish of the genus Cherax are native to mainland Australia and pose a risk of establishment to Tasmania which...

Bernard Creed of the IFS releasing Paragalaxias mesotes captured at Arthus Lake into Woods Lake.
Dec. 20, 2012

Boosting the population of an endangered species

Over the past seven years the Inland Fisheries Service has been transferring captured Paragalaxias mesotes from Arthurs Lake to Woods Lake in an effort to boost the population in Woods Lake. Paragalaxias mesotes is endemic to both waters but the population in Woods Lake had diminished to the point where it was not found in...

Dec. 17, 2012

Gunns Marsh Rd and Jonah Bay campground reopen

The Gunns Marsh Rd and Jonah Bay campground which have been closed by the Poatina road fire have been now reopened. The fire has burnt 8,500 hectares since it was first detected on the 29th of November. Showery conditions experienced over the weekend have bought over 20 mm of rain to the fire ground. This...

Leo Newail with the tagged trout he caught during this year Lake Burbury Fishing Competition.
Dec. 13, 2012

Tagged trout caught in Lake Burbury Fishing Competition

In support of the Queenstown Anglers Club's Lake Burbury Fishing competition for 2012 the IFS released five tagged brown trout, each with a prize of $100 if captured. Of the five fish released one was caught. The lucky angler was Mr Leo Newail who caught a 1.9 kg tagged brown trout. Leo received $100 courtesy...

Dec. 12, 2012

Longford boat ramp closure

The Northern Midlands Council advise that the boat ramp in Union Street Longford will be closed for urgent maintenance on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December and from Monday 17 to Friday 21 December. The ramp will be open for the weekend of Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 2012. For further information contact 63977303...