Native and Introduced fish

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Strategies for protecting and rejuvenating native fish species as well as managing introduced pest fish species.

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    Science in action - monitoring the Gwydir River system

    Science played an important role in re-starting the Gwydir and Mehi rivers after a dry spell. In the Gwydir valley, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage helped to protect native fish and gently restore flows to local waterways.

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    Working together to support native fish

    The science behind water management is helping to provide healthy habitat capable of sustaining native fish throughout their lifetime. Environmental water is a key component of this process with promising outcomes in Murrumbidgee rivers and wetlands.

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    Grange Burn Restoration Project

    This program of works aims to enhance the natural habitat features and recreational fishing amenities on the Grange Burn through Hamilton. This will compliment previous works along the river undertaken by the Grange Burn Stakeholders Group, Glenelg Hopkins CMA, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

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    Budj Bim Restoration Project

    The Budj Bim National Heritage Landscape is a section of volcanic plain that encompasses the area from Mt Eccles to the sea. The basalt lava flow created a series of wetlands and rivers including Lake Condah, Darlots Creek and Fitzroy River and estuary. In 2010, Lake Condah was restored and the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners are now focusing on protecting and restoring other waterways in the landscape.

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    Faster flows trigger fish breeding frenzy

    Frisky fish have taken advantage of a river pulse to spawn in the waters of the Murray River. Both sides of the border are likely to see the benefits as the next generation of native fish grow and migrate.

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    Carp pushing up daisies in the mid-Murray

    Carp numbers in the mid-Murray region have taken a hit with 30 tonnes of the introduced pest removed from Moira Lake this winter (2015). The carp are destined to become fertiliser, leaving native fish in the system to enjoy reduced competition for food and habitat.

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    Monitoring responses to environmental water delivery in the Edward-Wakool River System

    It was a long hot summer in the state’s north-west. The Gwydir and Mehi Rivers had ceased to flow. Native fish were stranded in isolated refuge pools. And local communities were worried. While there was water on the horizon – a planned ‘stock and domestic replenishment flow’ scheduled to occur in mid-May – local environmental […]

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    A day in the life of a MuDFReaCk

    It was a long hot summer in the state’s north-west. The Gwydir and Mehi Rivers had ceased to flow. Native fish were stranded in isolated refuge pools. And local communities were worried. While there was water on the horizon – a planned ‘stock and domestic replenishment flow’ scheduled to occur in mid-May – local environmental […]

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    Protecting the Murray Hardyhead

    It was a long hot summer in the state’s north-west. The Gwydir and Mehi Rivers had ceased to flow. Native fish were stranded in isolated refuge pools. And local communities were worried. While there was water on the horizon – a planned ‘stock and domestic replenishment flow’ scheduled to occur in mid-May – local environmental […]

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    Endangered Southern Pygmy Perch are on the move at Coppabella Creek

    It was a long hot summer in the state’s north-west. The Gwydir and Mehi Rivers had ceased to flow. Native fish were stranded in isolated refuge pools. And local communities were worried. While there was water on the horizon – a planned ‘stock and domestic replenishment flow’ scheduled to occur in mid-May – local environmental […]