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Gone fishin’ for Aquna Murray Cod

In a new partnership between Aquna and Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA), recreational anglers will be able to fish for Aquna Murray Cod at Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve in Adelaide’s south.

More than 1000 catch-ready Aquna Murray Cod, ranging from 1.5 – 4 kilograms, have been released into the Happy Valley waterway, with the site opening for public access for the first time in more than a century.

Previously, Aquna has been working with PIRSA on restocking fingerlings rather than supplying the larger fish for recreational catch-and-release. This way, the fish have a higher survival rate and are ready to breed.

Ian Charles, Group Manager Hatcheries and Business Development, Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod: Aquna is proud to supply these fish and support work to improve stocks of this threatened species.”

South Australia’s Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said Happy Valley will quickly become a popular spot for locals and visitors to reel in Murray cod this summer: “Murray cod are prized among recreational fishers and catching one can be a challenging and exhilarating experience…”

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