January 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Elvers being released for restock of areas to which their migration is now restricted due to large dams.
Jan. 14, 2013

Good elver harvest good news for the environment

Each year the IFS harvests juvenile eels, known as elvers, from two locations in the State. The harvest is conducted to restock the upper sections of Tasmania's rivers to overcome the barriers to eel migration presented by large dams used for hydro electricity storage. Hydro Tasmania provides funding for the harvest to meet its' environmental...

Jan. 10, 2013

River surveys to investigate anglers concerns

The Inland Fisheries Service is planning electrofishing surveys to assess the current status of river fisheries in Tasmania. These surveys will establish the current density and structure of trout populations in a number of Tasmania's popular river fisheries. There have been a number of inquiries by concerned trout fishers, guides and angling groups about the...

A much needed refurbishment means the IFS electroboat is now good to go for further work.
Jan. 8, 2013

Refurbishment of the IFS electrofishing boat

The IFS recently refurbished its' electro-fishing boat. The boat purchased in 1996 to assist with the management of carp in lakes' Crescent and Sorell has been used for a variety of fish surveys across the State. This vessel is a valuable weapon in the battle to rid Lake Sorell of carp, as has been successfully...