Notice to Fishers in Port Stephens area

Offshore kingfish pens near Port Stephens have been damaged, resulting in the escape of fish and a temporary closure in that area (see map below).

NSW DPI and Huon Aquaculture are undertaking a research project to assess the viability of kingfish aquaculture in offshore sea pens off Providence Bay, Port Stephens.

Last week, severe storms damaged one sea pen leading to the escape of yellowtail kingfish.

Fishers are advised that a fishing closure was implemented on January 25, 2018. Recreational and commercial and fishers may now not take fish within the Marine Aquaculture Research Lease.

This is a temporary closure (until February 7, 2018) to allow farm repairs and recapture of farmed Kingfish. Mariners are requested to avoid the lease area during recovery operations with ongoing diver assisted repairs to mooring infrastructure and sea pens.

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