3.1 kg jungle perch broodstock
Jungle perch Kuhlia rupestris are a popular angling species, but they have declined and become locally extinct in many rivers between Mackay and the Gold Coast. In many of the rivers, the main cause of their disappearance has been addressed. There is now an opportunity to reintroduce jungle perch through restocking.
Jungle perch are a difficult species to rear in the early larval stages. Early larval rearing needs to be solved to help recover this fishery.
Start date: June 2012
Peter Lee (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries)
Paul Palmer, Andrew Norris, Keith Chilcott, David Nixon, Joe Wang, Trevor Borchert, Luke Dutney (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries), Guy Carton, David Shorten (James Cook University), and Les Kowitz (Freshwater Fishing and Stocking Association of Queensland).
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC project number: 2012/213)