Fauna Relocation & Stocking

Indo-Pacific Environmental Consultants

Fauna Relocation & Stocking

At Indo-Pacific Environmental, we understand the importance of maintaining and enhancing aquatic ecosystems through responsible fish stocking practices. Our fish stocking services are designed to support the conservation and management of aquatic resources while promoting sustainable fishing practices. With our expertise and collaborative approach, we aim to make a positive impact on the health and biodiversity of water bodies across Australia.

Stocking Plan Development

Developing a comprehensive plan that outlines the species, quantities, and timing of fish stocking to meet specific management objectives, such as enhancing recreational fishing opportunities or restoring native fish populations.

Fish Species Selection

Identifying appropriate fish species that are compatible with the target ecosystem and management goals, considering factors such as habitat requirements, ecological interactions, and genetic considerations.

Fauna Relocation and Translocation

Undertaking removal and relocations of fish and other aquatic fauna, including protected species such as Carter’s Freshwater Mussel Westralunio carteri, to ensure individuals are removed from impacted areas and harm to appropriate alternative habitat.

Fish Transportation

Ensuring the safe and efficient transportation of fish from hatcheries or fish farms to the stocking locations, using appropriate transport methods, such as trucks or aeroplanes.

Stocking Techniques

Employing appropriate methods to release fish into the target waters, such as shore-based stocking, boat-based stocking, or aerial stocking, depending on the characteristics of the water body and fish species.

Fish Health Monitoring

Conducting regular health assessments and disease monitoring of the fish stock to ensure that the stocked fish are free from diseases or parasites that could negatively impact wild fish populations.

Genetic Management

Considering genetic factors when selecting fish for stocking to maintain genetic diversity, avoid negative genetic impacts, and preserve local adaptations of fish populations.

Monitoring & Evaluation

Assessing the success of fish stocking efforts by monitoring factors such as fish survival, growth rates, reproduction, and contribution to the fishery or ecosystem, to guide future stocking decisions.

Collaboration & Coordination

Collaborating with fisheries agencies, researchers, and other stakeholders to coordinate stocking efforts, share information, and ensure that stocking programs align with broader fishery management plans and conservation objectives.

What is Fish Stocking?

Fish stocking involves the intentional introduction of fish species into water bodies to achieve specific goals. It aims to enhance recreational fishing opportunities, restore native fish populations, and promote ecosystem health.

By carefully selecting and releasing fish species, we contribute to biodiversity, support sustainable fishing practices, and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure the success of stocking efforts.

At Indo-Pacific Environmental, we provide expert fish stocking services, utilising scientific knowledge and ecological considerations to achieve long-term benefits for aquatic ecosystems and the communities that rely on them.

Why work with us?

Extensive Experience

Our team has over two decades of experience in providing environmental consultancy services including aquatic surveys, environmental monitoring, river restoration, fauna relocations and stock enhancements.


Our researchers have attained a high level of qualification through tertiary studies, specialised training, and industry experience, ensuring accurate and assessments and solutions.

Comprehensive Services

We offer a full range of environmental services to meet your unique needs and goals. Whether you require a single study or a complete ecosystem restoration project, we have the expertise to deliver.

Strong Relationships

We maintain strong strategic links with other specialist consultancies and research institutes throughout Australia, allowing us to provide tailored research teams and solutions where additional specialties are required.

Commitment to Quality

At Indo-Pacific Environmental, we are committed to delivering the highest quality services to our clients. We use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure that our assessments and solutions are accurate and reliable.

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