More than 35 million native fish were stocked into waterways in the Murray-Darling Basin since 2001, and over 22 million fish were stocked throughout New South Wales alone since 2006. And it’s not just us; many billions of fish from more than 300 species are stocked world-wide.
For as long as people have been releasing fish into waterways, we have also been wondering whether it makes a difference. Do these fish survive? And do they enhance our fisheries, or do they just become an expensive snack for resident fish and birds?
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