Freshwater Fish Facts Number 28 REDFIN PERCH (Perca fluviatilis)

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
Date null
Year 2000
Publisher Inland Fisheries Service Tasmania
Notes Notes
Region TAS