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“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!”

World Fish Migration Day

Celebrate our native species for World Fish Migration Day 

In August last year we introduced you to our resurrected friend, the Southern purple-spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa) aka the Zombie Fish! When we last reported, 30 Southern purple spotted gudgeon (SPSG) broodstock were collected from the newly discovered Kerang lakes population for captive breeding at Middle Creek Farm and Aquasave-NGT hatcheries.   Since then, 13 potential
Georges River Fish Habitat Restoration Project OzFish Hawkesbury-Nepean Chapter with Campbelltown Council have been undertaking Environmental DNA (eDNA) sampling in south-west Sydney on the Georges River to determine the presence of endangered species in the waterway.  Local volunteers assist researchers and staff from council by collecting water samples in a coordinated approach at various locations

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:

LATEST PAGES: Aboriginal Management | Wimmera & Avoca River Catchments History

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.