January 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The ricegrass infestation at Duck River 2013
Jan. 7, 2014

Circular Head Landcare Group: important notes for fishermen – Ricegrass program 2014

Ricegrass is an invasive species which colonises mudflats and estuaries. It clogs up channels, and destroys habitat for wader birds and breeding grounds for fish such as flat-head and flounder. It is out of control in the Rubicon and Tamar estuaries. It can still be eradicated from the Duck River and surrounds. Circular Head Landcare...

Jan. 2, 2014

Salmon Ponds closed due to high winds (2nd January 2014)

The Director of Inland Fisheries Service, John Diggle, has closed the Salmon Ponds at Plenty today (2/1/2014) due to high winds and falling trees on the grounds. The adjacent restaurant will remain open but the grounds are closed due to the public safety risk posed by the current conditions. The IFS apologises for the inconvenience...