MRCCC now managing the Gerry Cook Hatchery

The MRCCC has taken over management of the Gerry Cook Hatchery in Collwood Road where the breeding program for the endangered Mary River Cod is now underway for the 2016 season.  A steering group comprising representatives of Noosa Council, Seqwater, Fisheries, the MRCCC and recreational fish stocking groups has been formed to oversee the management of the hatchery and the breeding program.  Fingerlings produced at the Hatchery will be released into waterways at strategic locations in the Mary River Catchment for conservation stocking.  Fingerlings will also be released into certain impoundments outside the Mary River Catchment for recreational fish stocking.

The MRCCC are currently fund raising to support a professional operation at the Hatchery.  Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Mary Catchment Public Fund.  Details can found on the MRCCC”s website at

The hatchery will next be open to the public on Saturday 22nd October 2016 during the MRCCC’s Mary River Month.  For more information, please call the MRCCCC on 07 5482 4766 or email