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Depths of despair as 20,000 'ravenous' kingfish hit Port Stephens marine park

Postby mrfisho Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:50 am

There are fears thousands of "ravenous" kingfish that escaped a state government jointly-run fish farm off Port Stephens will devastate the marine park's wild fish population.

Up to 17,000 predatory yellowtail kingfish, used to being fed automatically, are now hunting in the marine park waters after 20,000 escaped last week from a fish-farm sea cage, described as a "fortress pen", that was destroyed in rough seas. About 3000 fish have been recaptured.


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