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Tilapia Fish

Tilapia Fish

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Published by: draculavanhelsing on Nov 07, 2010
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DEPARTMENT OF
PRIMARY INDUSTRY, FISHERIES AND MINES
Reporting tilapia
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
Phone
(08) 8999 2126
Mobile
0413 381 094
Email
aquaticpests@nt.gov.au
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.
Protect NTwaterways
Tilapia
from
Why are tilapia pests?
1. Listed in top 100 of world’s worst introduced
species
2. Threat to native sh, including iconic species
such as the Barramundi, through aggressive,competitive behaviour 3. High tolerance to varied environmental conditions
4. Prolic breeders reproducing year round5. Difcult to eradicate from owing rivers
and streams

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