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16,000 Murray Cod into Lake Ginninderra

By johnboy - 20 January 2009 19

Our Chiefly Leader has announced the stocking of an 16,000 baby Murray Cod into Lake Ginninderra (Canberra’s prettiest lake).

Apparently they’ll be good to go in four years time.

Of more importance is the corresponding launch of the Draft Fish Stocking Plan for the ACT 2009-2014.

If you are a keen angler you’ll be wanting to have a read of it and get your comments in by 2 March.

You can do that by either:

    Email:
    communityengagement@act.gov.au
    Please ensure that you have entered ‘Fish Stocking Officer’ in the subject field.

    Post:
    Fish Stocking Officer
    Research and Planning
    Parks, Conservation and Lands
    Territory and Municipal Services
    PO Box 158
    Canberra ACT 2601

(And spare a thought for the poor fish stocking officer who apparently doesn’t warrant their own email alias)

What’s Your opinion?


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19 Responses to
16,000 Murray Cod into Lake Ginninderra
Meg4n 6:36 pm 20 Jan 09

But if they use ‘community engagement’ instead of the fish stocking officer’s email they can tick that box and add it to a list – ‘see, we really do consult the community’.

dexi 4:28 pm 20 Jan 09

Read the intruction on google. You can read. You know google.

The government could issue 2 commercial fishing licences.
Are there any studies about pollutants and fish in the lake?

I was always told the lakes quality problem stems from the fact that the topsoil was not scraped back when the lake was built. Is this true?

Skidbladnir 4:13 pm 20 Jan 09

p1 said :

The real reason they don’t, of course, is that it would expose the Secret Bunker, and the tunnels that connect it to Parliament House and Russel. You know the one, it’s ventilation goes through the Carillion?

Offtopic I know, but how does one create such pretty Google map layers, p1?

NoAddedMSG 4:05 pm 20 Jan 09

dexi said :

Cod will eat baby cod. Its a fish eat fish lake.

My experience with fish has taught me thus: fish will eat anything they can fit in their mouths. Even if they are “vegetarian” they will still snack on smaller fish/dead fish/eggs/passing insects if they get the chance.

chewy14 4:03 pm 20 Jan 09

p1 said :

Would also be a great time for the bottom of the lakes to have some of the sediment removed, do any maintenance to dam walls and bridge pylons, etc. Might take a few years to refill right now though….

The real reason they don’t, of course, is that it would expose the Secret Bunker, and the tunnels that connect it to Parliament House and Russel. You know the one, it’s ventilation goes through the Carillion?

And to fish out all the dead bodies?

peterh 3:59 pm 20 Jan 09

p1 said :

Would also be a great time for the bottom of the lakes to have some of the sediment removed, do any maintenance to dam walls and bridge pylons, etc. Might take a few years to refill right now though….

The real reason they don’t, of course, is that it would expose the Secret Bunker, and the tunnels that connect it to Parliament House and Russell. You know the one, it’s ventilation goes through the Carillion?

and bugs bunny is the aerial…

p1 3:55 pm 20 Jan 09

Would also be a great time for the bottom of the lakes to have some of the sediment removed, do any maintenance to dam walls and bridge pylons, etc. Might take a few years to refill right now though….

The real reason they don’t, of course, is that it would expose the Secret Bunker, and the tunnels that connect it to Parliament House and Russel. You know the one, it’s ventilation goes through the Carillion?

dexi 3:33 pm 20 Jan 09

Cod will eat baby cod. Its a fish eat fish lake.

peterh 3:14 pm 20 Jan 09

p1 said :

16,000 Murray cod fry = 1 humongous carp.

I assume that judicious use of gelignite will eradicate the carp before the Murray cod go in?

i commented on another post a while ago, that we should drain the lakes, use the water for household tanks, and allow the lakes to refill minus the carp. (use the carp as fertiliser or pig fodder)

sounds pretty good now to help the cod fry…

p1 2:47 pm 20 Jan 09

16,000 Murray cod fry = 1 humongous carp.

I assume that judicious use of gelignite will eradicate the carp before the Murray cod go in?

neanderthalsis 1:05 pm 20 Jan 09

Is the water of high enough quality to produce edible Sea Kittens?

johnboy 12:51 pm 20 Jan 09

or to put it another way, not every little fishy gets to be a big fishy.

peterh 12:35 pm 20 Jan 09

16,000 Murray cod fry = 1 humongous carp.

ant 12:34 pm 20 Jan 09

that’s an awful lot of fish for a little lake. Will there be enough stuff for them to eat? Murray Cods can grow to be pretty big.

p1 11:49 am 20 Jan 09

Just so long as they only put back fish which are native to streams in the local area. Then arrest anyone who kills one because they are native wild life.

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