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    Conserving Crucial Corridors

    Paula D’Santos, Clayton Sharpe, Iain Ellis, Irene Wegner and Adam Sluggett fill in the details of flows being provided for native fish in the Lower Darling. Native fish populations across the Murray-Darling Basin have been adversely effected by river regulation, water extraction and associated habitat loss. Environmental water is increasingly being used to supplement and […]

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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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    Glenelg River Restoration Project

    Over fourteen years the Project has worked with over 659 individual landholders, community groups and government agencies to help construct 1725km of fencing, planted more than half a million trees and direct seeded 796km of waterway frontage. The restoration program has also completed 2784ha of weed control, re-instated 870 pieces of large wood, opened 977km of the Glenelg river and its tributaries to fish movement and established and delivered an environmental flows entitlement.