A healthier, more resilient and sustainable river reach and corridor that is appreciated and enjoyed by all communities of the national capital region.
Native Fish Strategy
The abundance and distribution of native fish species in the Murray-Darling Basin has declined through loss of habitat, predation and competition by alien fish, exploitation, and disease ‑ in 2004, native fish population levels were only 10% of those prior to European settlement. The 2004 Native Fish Strategy aims to restore native fish communities to 50% of their pre-European-settlement levels by 2054, and to ensure sustainable fish populations and communities exist throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. The strategy provides general financial and research guidance; as well as on-ground, and community education and awareness programs. Actions arising from the strategy are helping to:
- rehabilitate and protect fish habitat and native fish species;
- manage riverine structures;
- control alien fish species;
- manage fish translocation and stocking; and
- engage the community.
Further information on the development and initial implementation of the Native Fish Strategy can be found at http://www.mdba.gov.au/programs/nativefishstrategy