The redfin perch was introduced into Tasmania in 1861 from Europe. They are not generally favoured by Tasmanian anglers, although they have good fighting and eating qualities. The Inland Fisheries Service views redfin perch as an introduced pest fish. This is due to its ability to out compete native fish, and in some cases seriously reduce or even eradicate populations, it has also been shown to prey on juvenile trout. Many populations around the state tend to be stunted mature fish.
|Author||Inland Fisheries Service|
|Publisher||Inland Fisheries Service Tasmania|