stocking pond with fish

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    Posted: 01 Sep 2017 at 9:57pm
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I have a large irrigation pond that I would like to stock with fish.   It seems as though trout are not an option so I was thinking of coarse fish, perch tench etc. Does anybody know how I can get live fish to release in the pond? Can I buy them? I can't seem to find any info on this anywhere. I am in Canterbury near Rakaia.

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It is illegal to transport and release coarse fish in New Zealand. Perch can be legally farmed but you have to have aquaculture facilities that are self-contained and not connected to any natural waterway. There is a fairly long and arduous process involved in getting the necessary permits to set up a perch farm. The Mahurangi Technical Institute were doing a lot of work in Perch Farming but there aquaculture operation now looks to be sold off into separate entity. You would have to ring Mahurangi to find out more.
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