Cod moved to safety

TWENTY large Murray cod were yesterday moved from the lower Darling River near Menindee in the hope they can regain health for future breeding and restocking purposes.

The stressed fish, all between 80cm and one metre, had been milling in Weir 32 near the township since Tuesday and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) spent most of yesterday morning on the rescue operation.

A spokeswoman said the cod were driven to Narrandera Fisheries Centre because the water quality and monitoring systems there would give them the best chance of recovery.

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