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Aquarium dumping

Aquarium Dumping

The introduction of pest fish and plants in natural waterways can cause a decline in native fish population. This can also adversely affect aquatic habitats within these waterways and lake systems.

The release of exotic fish into a waterway can be accidental or intentional. Common problems include:

Prevent problems caused by exotic pest fish and plant species by:

Under the Queensland Fisheries Act 1994, there are two types of pest fish:

It is illegal in Queensland to release noxious or non-indigenous fish into our natural waterways. For further information, you can contact Biosecurity Queensland at the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Visit the Queensland Government website for more information on invasive or high risk pest fish

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