October 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brett Mawbey electrofishing the Sandy Bay Rivulet
Oct. 22, 2013

Suburban native fish collections

Inland Fisheries staff visited numerous sites along the Sandy Bay Rivulet to collect native freshwater fish for educational purposes. There are 25 species of native freshwater fish inhabiting a range of streams, rivers, and lakes around Tasmania. The fish were collected using backpack electro-fishers and delivered to Lobster Haven near Wynyard where they will be...

Wattle trees cut down and damaged to collect bait is an activity of vandalism.
Oct. 17, 2013

Damage to wattle trees by bait collectors

A recent report to the IFS has highlighted the damage caused by bait collectors looking for wattle grubs. The damage to road side trees has been reported on the roadsides between Perth and Longford. This activity is not permitted unless the collector owns the land which the trees are on. Prosecution for such activity could...

IFS' Rob Cordwell releasing one of the sterilised radio tracking carp
Oct. 17, 2013

Sterile Judas carp released into Lake Sorell

With a view to assist the eradication of carp from Lake Sorell, surgically or chemically sterilised male Judas carp (implanted with radio tags) were successfully released into Lake Sorell on Tuesday 15 Oct 2013. The location of each fish was monitored the following day. To our pleasant surprise they have spread with some traversing as...

The dumped goods that resulted in an infringement notice from a fisheries officer.
Oct. 11, 2013

Inland Fisheries Officer nabs rubbish dumper

An Inland Fisheries Officer on patrol of the Craigbourne Dam area noticed a flat tray vehicle parked at the side of a road with used carpet on tray. The registration of the vehicle was taken and on return a short time later the Officer found the carpet deposited over an armco railing and on to...

Dr Jawahar Patil with a sterile judas carp
Oct. 11, 2013

Sterile carp receive radio transmitters in ongoing fight to eradicate

In an exciting breakthrough male carp that have been sterilised are being implanted with radio transmitters. Juvenile male carp, captured from Lake Sorell, were identified using ultrasound in trials undertaken last summer and then allowed to mature to a point where they were producing sperm in autumn. A number of fish were then either surgically...