Dollar for Dollar Native Fish Stock Program

The ‘dollar for dollar’ program aims is to enhance recreational freshwater fishing opportunities, to support local communities in the stocking high value native fish species, to assist in the development of regional aquaculture industries and to increase community and industry involvement in, and awareness of responsible stocking.

Fish stocking is recognised for its importance to the community in terms of providing quality recreational fishing, conservation outcomes and employment opportunities.

The release of around 4000 Murray Cod fingerlings in February 2018 marked the twentieth year that Council in partnership with Department of Primary industries - Recreational Fishing Trust, and Macquarie Cotton Growers Association has participated in the program.

It is estimated that between 8,000 – 10,000 fingerings have been released into the Macquarie River at various locations within the Narromine Shire each year for the past twenty years, totalling around 160,000 – 200,000 fingerings.