All times are UTC + 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 2nd, '14, 20:13 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
I'm not seriously contemplating Mary River cod at this stage, just pondering...
Two hatcheries seem to be breeding them or have permits to and in my area it is alright to stock them in dams or to have them in aquariums (it seems?).
Has anyone looked into it before or do I need to shoot off a few emails? :D


From - http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/re ... ivate-dams

"Mary River cod
Mary River cod may be stocked in dams in the Mary, North Pine, Brisbane, Bremer, Lockyer, Stanley, Logan, Albert and South Coast (including the Nerang and Coomera rivers, and Currumbin and Tullebudgera creeks) river basins."

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
    Advertisement
 
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 3rd, '14, 20:42 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Nov 24th, '12, 18:22
Posts: 585
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes, arent we all ?
Location: Beerwah, Queensland
Got to love them Mary River Cod Bodgy check out the colours in this little fella


Attachments:
25032012139.jpg
25032012139.jpg [ 114.62 KiB | Viewed 3660 times ]

_________________
IBC AP
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14891

fish pond
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=16559

disasters
viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14491&start=30
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 06:09 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Mar 19th, '14, 17:44
Posts: 27
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: glasshouse mountains
wow beautiful fish i would love to put cod in my system ,i think they would be like barramundi im no expert, but they would be a fantastic fish to try


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 06:18 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Nov 3rd, '07, 10:30
Posts: 2296
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Only after 3 coffees
Location: Glasshouse Mountains, Qld Australia.
Mary River cod is a catch and release fish protected under state law I believe. I would check with fisheries first and please post back as it may be a good third for fourth species to try.

Ok half and half here is a few facts
http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/sp ... -river-cod

Your safe BF but would be worth finding out for aquaponics.

Bodgey who are the two mobs doing breeding of fingerlings

_________________
The Only Stupid Question is the One Not Asked

BackYard Aquaponics
ccBear's First System

BackYard Farming
CcBear's Dunbyu Gardens


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 07:05 
Offline
Newbie
Newbie

Joined: Mar 19th, '14, 17:44
Posts: 27
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: glasshouse mountains
Mary river cod are a protected species they must be returned to the water immediately what a bummer they are a beautiful looking fish ,i think i would have found it hard to eat them , just on their beauty alone .


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 08:27 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Dec 12th, '13, 18:34
Posts: 3846
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Yes
Location: Adelaide
They are related to the Murray cod (Maccullochella family), if they are native to the area you live, then they should happily live year round without too many issues.

Just hope they aren't as shy as my Murray cod, the only time I see my 50 of them is when I sneak up to the tank with a torch at night.

Let us know how they go.

_________________
My System

My Aquaponic Youtube Channel

The Black-Byron Ice Creamery Youtube Channel


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:09 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
From stocked impoundments there is a one fish bag limit and I've seen individual fish for sale on aquarium sites so it isn't illegal to possess one strictly speaking.
One of the hatcheries I've found that is attempting to breed them says they are for private waterways or aquarium use. So it seems they can legally be bought. (What is AP if not a small private waterway anyway? :dontknow: )
Unfortunately it seems nobody has managed to successfully spawn them since 2008, at least from what I can see. :cry: Emails should confirm either way I guess. In the years past it appears there hasn't been a surplus of fingerlings from the stocking programs for dams and rivers. One day maybe...

I like the idea of a little version of murray cod that is happy with local conditions.
And they are a seriously cool fish... 8)

Ccbear, one of the mobs trying to breed them has a disconnected number atm. Not sure if they still exist or not.
They are/were called Sunland Freshwater fish Hatchery and are at Boreen Point.
The second one is the Lake MacDonald Fish Hatchery. But it doesn't look like the program is going too well at the moment.

From - http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/fisheries/sp ... -river-cod

" common length - 50 cm
maximum length - 120 cm

Size and bag limits
- minimum size - 50 cm from listed stocked impoundments.
- bag limit - 1 from listed stocked impoundments below.
- NO TAKE SPECIES IN ALL OTHER WATERS. If accidentally caught, these species should immediately and carefully be returned to the water.

Stocked impoundments where Mary River cod can be taken
- Upstream of the walls of Cressbrook, Hinze, Maroon, Moogerah, North Pine, Somerset and Wivenhoe Dams and lakes Dyer (Bill Gunn dam) and Clarendon. "

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:11 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
Thanks for the pic Blind Freddy, that's a nice fat cod. :D

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:15 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
I found this one online a while ago, happy bloke this fella.


Attachments:
File comment: No, that isn't me.
mary river cod.jpg
mary river cod.jpg [ 80.93 KiB | Viewed 3577 times ]

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Last edited by Bodgy on Apr 4th, '14, 12:04, edited 1 time in total.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:40 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
Looking into it more I've been reminded what happened to Sunland...
I'm not sure what the end result was but the hatchery and Lake Cootharaba produced mutated/deformed fry. The Hatchery believed that chemicals from the neighbours macadamia farm were responsible for the defects and their health issues.
This obviously had a severe impact on their business and the most recent article I can find is a warning that because of the contamination issues and also poor health that the hatchery may soon close. (7th Oct 2011).

From - http://www.noosanews.com.au/news/hatchl ... ry/483854/

"Dr Matt Landos said more widespread testing by the Environment Protection Agency in the Noosa catchment had revealed one sample of endosulfan sulphate, which he believes is linked to local fish stock mutations.

Just as concerning for Dr Landos was the detection at seven passive testing sites of the carbendazim, which he said had also been implicated with the reproductive mutations.

Endosulfans and carbendazim used in agri-chemicals have been cited by Dr Landos as major suspects in the spawning of two-headed fish embryos as well as embryos without eyes and three tails
."

Doesn't sound good for Sunland. :(

Other related articles - http://www.noosanews.com.au/topic/sunla ... -hatchery/

2 headed bass, 3 headed mullet... feel sorry for the owner. It was either the local water or the neighbour. There isn't much she could have done about either.
I'd forgotten all about this, was big news at the time.

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:42 
Offline
A posting God
A posting God
User avatar

Joined: Nov 3rd, '07, 10:30
Posts: 2296
Gender: Male
Are you human?: Only after 3 coffees
Location: Glasshouse Mountains, Qld Australia.
That one should have been released, breeding age by the looks

_________________
The Only Stupid Question is the One Not Asked

BackYard Aquaponics
ccBear's First System

BackYard Farming
CcBear's Dunbyu Gardens


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 11:51 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
He claims to have released it. It was caught in the Mary River itself which is a no-take area for sure.
Personally I wouldn't have taken it out of the water at all. Despite persistent local rumours, the upper reaches are croc free. :D
I'm sus on him too but can only take him on his word.

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 16:06 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
I have some new info on Sunland FW Fish Hatchery.
They have relocated and are now rebuilding the business. (Away from contamination).
If any Coasties (um, Sunshine Coast, QLD) are interested in supporting them, they currently have silver perch available @$65/100 fingerlings.
Not sure exactly where they are located now, it's a bit late on a friday to call for more details. I'll contact them on monday.
Not sure if they are breeding any other species other than silvers either while they rebuild. Will fill you in when I know more.

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 16:16 
Offline
Site Admin
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Mar 12th, '06, 07:56
Posts: 17652
Images: 3
Location: Perth
Gender: Male
Blog: View Blog (1)
And I thought it was just a typo...... :wink:

Nice looking fish.

_________________
www.havehomewilltravel.com
Life on the road


Top
 Profile Personal album  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject: Re: Mary River Cod
PostPosted: Apr 4th, '14, 16:27 
Offline
Legend Member
Legend Member
User avatar

Joined: Apr 18th, '13, 20:16
Posts: 862
Gender: Male
Are you human?: yes
Location: SEQ Australia
While you're here EB, do you mind if I start a thread with the contact details/prices for Sunland stock when I know a little more?
Not sure if that'd be bad form or not. Maybe they could join and keep us updated? Dunno what the etiquette would be about that.
I feel for the owner after the massive issues in the past and with prices like that I'm tempted to drop my spangled perch "trial" just to help her out. Even though I'd prefer jades or spangleds. (Or Mary River Cod of course! :cheers: Not that they are likely at this stage).

_________________
Bodgy's Scrapyard AP viewtopic.php?t=19779


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC + 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Portal by phpBB3 Portal © phpBB Türkiye
[ Time : 0.096s | 20 Queries | GZIP : Off ]