Invasive fish could threaten Australia’s Boyne and Calliope rivers

Gladstone’s fish are not in danger yet, but if tilapia get into the system, a valuable asset could be under threat.

The fish is rated among the top 100 most invasive species in the world and the Fitzroy Basin Association has put Gladstone region on “tilapia alert” after flooding from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March this year.

Senior project officer, Shannon van Nunen said the FBA knew tilapia were in parts of the Fitzroy River catchment. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.  “They call them the cane toads of the waterway.”


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