During 2002-2003 meetings were held with Minister Robertson and the CEO of Sunwater, Mr Peter Noonan regarding the issue of the noxious fish 'Tilapia' escaping from Lake Tinaroo and infesting the Mitchell River and other Gulf Rivers. After demonstrating the legal implications Sunwater agreed to give this project their full support and has spent approximately 1.2 million dollars to install mesh screens and associated infrastructure to prevent the escape of Tilapia into the Mitchell River system through the irrigation channels. Sunwater, DPI Fisheries and the MRWMG formed a Tilapia Working Group to address engineering and biological aspects of the stainless steel mesh fish exclusions screens. The screens were installed in November 2004 and are now operational (Text source: Mitchell River Watershed Management Group )