PRIMARY INDUSTRY, FISHERIES AND MINES
If you catch or sight a tilapia, please reportit to Fisheries immediately, and providesuch information as:The date and location of sighting or catch
A description of the sh
A photograph if possible, andA description of the waterway
Aquatic Pest Management
(08) 8999 2126
0413 381 094
Tilapia have recentlybeen found in aneastern gulf drainageriver system.Their further spreadthreatens NorthernTerritory freshwater ecosystems.
Tilapia are declared noxious sh
species in the Northern Territory.Their importation and/or possession is illegal and subject
to nes of up to $20,000.
Why are tilapia pests?
1. Listed in top 100 of world’s worst introduced
2. Threat to native sh, including iconic species
such as the Barramundi, through aggressive,competitive behaviour 3. High tolerance to varied environmental conditions
4. Prolic breeders reproducing year round5. Difcult to eradicate from owing rivers