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Presenter: Jason Hagen

photo of Tilapia 2

This picture comes from the Barron / Mitchell Tilapia Management Group's web page.

photo of Tilapia 1

This picture comes from the Tinaroo Environmental Education Centre.

Tilapia are an introduced species that have been found in Far Northern rivers since the 1970's.

It's believed they first came into the country from the aquarium trade, before making themselves at home in our creeks and rivers.

While research is being done into their impacts, they're believed to be a threat to native fish species and native vegetation on our river beds.

The Queensland DPI is keen to hear reports of Tilapia catches, so here are a couple of pictures so you know what they look like should you hook one.

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Barron/Mitchell Tilapia Management Group. tilapia.html
Find out what one community group is doing to help stop the spread of Tilapia.


Last Updated: 2/03/2005 8:53:00 AM AEST

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