Jandakot MLA Francis pledges fish re-stocking

Joe Francis.
Joe Francis.

ARTIFICIAL reefs and funding for a re-stocking program will be delivered by a re-elected Liberal government, according to Fisheries Minister and Jandakot MLA Joe Francis.

Mr Francis said |$1 million would be invested into the “more fish to catch” program to increase stock of pink snapper, barramundi, mulloway, blue swimmer crabs and river prawns throughout WA.

“In addition, we will create three more artificial fishing reefs off Albany, Carnarvon and Karratha at a cost of $3 million,” he said.

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“We will also expand fishing opportunities in Esperance, Jurien and Kalbarri through a $1 million investment in the establishment of recreational fishing hubs by using fish aggregating devices to attract popular sports fish.”