SunWater relocates fish stocks at Boondooma Dam

05 Dec 2011

SunWater has again placed its commitment to the environment at the forefront of its operations with a recent fish transfer being undertaken at Boondooma Dam.

Due to recent wet weather Boondooma Dam overflowed and a large number of fish were trapped in a restricted access pool with no pathway to the larger dam area.

SunWater staff worked closely with the Fisheries Queensland section of the Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation, along with the local fish stocking society to move fish into the main dam area to ensure their safety and survival.

Over 5000 fish were removed and transferred back into Boondooma Dam including Australian bass, silver perch and spangled perch.

SunWater Project Manager, Phil Webber, said that the fish relocation exercise is an example of SunWater’s commitment to conducting operations in an environmentally sustainable manner.

"The fish transfer at Boondooma Dam created good outcomes for the environment and also the local community," he said.

"By safely transferring this extensive amount of fish back into the dam, we are ensuring that fish stocks are available for sustainable recreational fishing opportunities in the future."


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