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SIP Stocking
  |  First Published: June 2003



THE QLD Government has allocated $400,000 to buy fingerlings for 29 Queensland freshwater impoundments to enhance fishing for local and visiting anglers.

Primary Industries Minister Henry Palaszczuk said the latest allocation took the total funding raised by the Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIP) scheme for fish stocking to more than $1 million since July 2000.

The scheme helps local fish stocking groups to release more fish fingerlings in 29 impoundments throughout the state. A total of $612,000 was raised by the scheme in the first two years. 2002-2003 is the third year of the scheme.

“The Government is supporting these stocking groups in their efforts to enhance the freshwater fishing in Queensland. It is not only good news for local anglers, but a major drawcard for visitors."

Under the scheme, individuals or a couple can buy an annual permit for $35 or a weekly permit for $7. Fishers aged under 18 years do not require a permit. A 10% discount applies to the annual fee for holders of all entitlement cards.

Permits are available from Australia Post offices and from several local businesses operating near impoundments participating in the scheme. Permits can also be purchased online at www.dpi.qld.gov.au/shop. – QDPI.

Facts

Funding allocations

Burdekin Falls – $25,722

Wivenhoe – $28,798

Fred Haigh – $28,199

Peter Faust – $27,427

Somerset – $32,381

Tinaroo – $32,547

Bjelke-Petersen – $26,412

Boondooma – $25,550

Wuruma – $10,879

Coolmunda – $16,793

Leslie – $19,789

Teemburra – $12,229

Kinchant – $8924

Moogerah – $10,507

Eungella – $8779

Cania – $9925

Borumba – $9674

Lenthalls – $6244

Lake Clarendon – $4011

Maroon – $8389

Lake McDonald – $5263

Gordonbrook – $4032

Lake Gregory – $1755

Lake Dyer – $3441

Connolly – $1435

Callide – $6205

Cooby – $7224

Cressbrook – $8599

Glenlyon – $10,238

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