Snowy 2.0 deal to safeguard trout fisheries in Snowy Mountains

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NEW South Wales' alpine trout fisheries are set to benefit from a $5m funding package as part of the Snowy 2.0 renewable energy project.

The funding has been provided by Snowy Hydro to offset any potential risks to the trout fishery as a result of the Snowy 2.0 development and to ensure the long-term viability of the fishery, which is valued at up to $70m annually.

NSW DPI Fisheries is currently working with Snowy Hydro and the Monaro Acclimatisation Society to develop options to provide the Gaden Trout Hatchery, near Jindabyne, with long-term water security as well as enhanced production capacity. As well as working with DPI and anglers to enhance the trout fishery, Snowy Hydro is also providing an additional $5m in funding to safeguard native species, including threatened Macquarie perch and stocky galaxiids.

Source: NSW Council of Freshwater Anglers

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