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Thousands of baby snapper to be released into SA gulf waters to boost fish stock recovery



Hundreds of thousands of snapper fingerlings will be released off South Australia’s coastline over the coming months, as part of a desperate attempt to replenish critically low stocks of the native fish.

A “drastic” total fishing ban was introduced in September 2019, applying to all coastal areas except the state’s south-east, in an attempt to safeguard snapper from overfishing.

An SA Research and Development Institute (SARDI) restocking program was launched around the same time the ban was introduced, resulting in 300,000 fish being…

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