“G’day! I’m Marlene, the Murray Cod.

Welcome to Finterest, your home for stories about our
Australian Freshwater Native Fish!”

“G’day! I’m Marlene, the Murray Cod.

Welcome to Finterest, your home for stories about our Australian Freshwater Native Fish!”

Australian scientists share 30 actions we can take
to save the Murray-Darling Basin’s native fish

Twelve of Australia’s top fisheries scientists have come together with a summary of 30 priority actions urgently needed to restore MDB native fishes. All of us who care for native fish can use this summary to support our own efforts – whether it be applying for grants, lobbying policy makers or restoring the habitats in which native fish can thrive.

Native Fish Recovery Strategy:

Native fish are an important part of Australia’s rivers, and for First Nations peoples, provide a vital cultural connection. For Basin communities from Queensland to South Australia, fishing is a major economic driver, with around 10,000 people employed in the sector. Nonetheless, native fish in the Murray-Darling Basin are suffering significant declines. The 2018-19 fish death events in the Lower Darling served as a visible warning of the significant pressure currently experienced by native fish. We need a coordinated approach to recover our native fish for future generations. Five million dollars has been committed for the development and initial implementation of a Native Fish Recovery Strategy.

Native Fish Demonstration Reach Guide:

Demonstration reaches provide an effective model for river rehabilitation and community engagement, and valuable insights have been gained as part of the Native Fish Strategy into what is needed for successful creation and implementation of demonstration reaches, the challenges that exist and how best to address these. While each site and community is different, there are commonalities. This guide is intended as a resource to guide anyone from community groups, natural resource management groups or catchment management authorities, through to government agencies.

True Tales of the Trout Cod:

Resources to provide a greater understanding of our rivers and native fish of the Murray-Darling Basin in the past, and help inform future efforts for restoration.

Take a journey with Will Trueman and explore videos, booklets and histories that provide a greater understanding of our rivers and fish in the past. This knowledge can be used to inform our current and futures efforts to protect and restore the rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin.