Fish stocking can provide
many benefits such as creating new fisheries or augmenting existing
ones. Fish stocking is recognised for its importance to the
community in terms of conservation outcomes and subsequent
economic benefits that have grown in response to the activity over
many years. Fish stocking must be conducted responsibly to conserve
and protect our unique biodiversity.
We will work with
state agencies to stock Puddle Ponds to provide food for
wildlife. Our stocking will not be for
Various bird species that use
aquatic habitats have a diversity of requirements.
Some, like the American White Pelican, prefer islands with
little or no vegetation.
Others, like the Western
Grebe, prefer lakes and ponds bordered by emergent
birds need lakes with abundant fish resources;
others rely on invertebrates or seeds.
set of management guidelines will not work for all species of birds
using aquatic habitats.
A variety of aquatic
types and conditions under different or rotating management schemes
may be the best strategy within an ecological region, or ecoregion,
that encompasses public lands and diverse private lands, and may
even cross state boundaries.
Landowners and land
managers can take a variety of simple and inexpensive actions to
improve habitat for birds and help them nest
By maintaining and restoring
habitat for aquatic birds, many other wildlife species will also
Some management activities that improve the health of aquatic habitats
may also improve fisheries, wetlands, and watersheds.
How Fish Stocking Credits Are Used
When you purchase a Meadow Planting Credit, you are investing into your and your children's future. The money is used to assist farmers and landowners to plan, restore and impliment a Meadow Planting project. The benefits are numerous and the return on investment is priceless.