Releasing Fish into NSW Waterways

NSW offers spectacular beaches and world-class surf breaks. Boating and fishing are popular activities along the coast and on our lakes and rivers.

As we approach the summer season, the NSW Department of Primary Industries is encouraging members of the public to stay informed about the requirements for releasing fish into NSW waterways. You can also learn more about best fishing practices and guidelines to minimise impact on the environment and other members of the community.

NSW Department of Primary Industries is responsible for the conservation and management of fish and marine vegetation of NSW, including the management of fish releases, pest species and fish diseases.

Find out more about releasing fish into NSW waterways and preventing the spread of abalone disease. PDF’s have been translated in English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese.

Coast & Estuary Management