Bounty on Dead Peacock Bass?
We thought peacock bass were cool! They're invasive in Australia and it's why a $50 bounty is there to kill them.
When we read this headline it reminded us that the peacock bass imported into Southeastern Florida so beloved by local anglers ain't so popular everywhere they show up. This story from Fishing World in Australia talks about a $50 bounty on dead ones.
MACKAY Recreational Fishers Alliance (MRFA) have announced a $50 Bounty on all peacock bass caught in the Lower Pioneer River or Goose Ponds, Queenland. This has been done in an attempt to eradicate this pest fish out of local waters. Fish captured can be bought to Tackle World, Mackay.
The $50 will be given in a gift voucher that is redeemable at either Tackle World Mackay or Reef Marine. The whole story is here.