Invitation to event: Celebrating the rejuvenation of Lake Marmion

The Department of Fisheries invites you to celebrate with us at the final stage of a three year program to restore Lake Marmion to a more natural and healthy state!

 

In late 2012 the pest catfish (Tandanus tandanus) and the aquatic weed Salvinia molesta was found to have infested Lake Marmion. At the time, the pest catfish was the first confirmed wild population of this species in Western Australia and carried a fish disease never seen in Australia before that presented an extreme health risk to native fish. Not only ate the catfish an aggressive predator, it was also carrying a bacteria (Pseudomonas anguilliseptica) which causes red spot disease.

Working in partnership with the City of Melville and other agencies, the pest catfish and aquatic weed was successfully eradicated.

 

As a final step of the project, the lake will be restocked with native fish to help create a healthier, more balanced aquatic environment in the lake. This project demonstrates how working in partnership can result in greater outcomes that benefit the community as a whole.

 

This project brings Western Australia closer to achieving our ultimate goal of keeping our oceans, rivers and lakes healthy and beautiful now and in the future.

 

Thursday 4th June 2015, 12:15 – 1:15 pm

Lake Marmion

Marmion Reserve, Myaree 6154

 

Introductions by

Dr Lindsay Joll, Acting Deputy Director General, Department of Fisheries WA,

 

with

Hon Ken Baston MLC, Minister for Fisheries

 

and

Mayor Russell Aubrey, Mayor of the City of Melville

 

Light refreshments will be provided

We look forward to seeing you there

RSVP by 29 May 2015 to Helen Rice, 9482 7205 or helen.rice@fish.wa.gov.au

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