The Status of Fish in the Australian Capital Territory: A Review of Current Knowledge and Management Requirements
|Title||The Status of Fish in the Australian Capital Territory: A Review of Current Knowledge and Management Requirements|
|Year of Publication||2000|
|Series Title||Technical Report|
|Place Published||Canberra, ACT|
|Type of Work||Technical Report|
The fish fauna of the Canberra region is relatively depauperate with only 12 native finfish species recorded, of which two species (Shortfinned Eel and Freshwater Catfish) are present as a result of translocation from other drainages. The Canberra region also has nine exotic finfish species present although only seven have established reproducing populations, with Atlantic Salmon and Brook Char being maintained by stocking.
The distribution, abundance and general ecology of these native and exotic finfish species (as well as the large crustacean Murray River Crayfish) is presented, along with information on conservation status (National and local), species declines, potential threats, survey and monitoring requirements and management actions required. A summary of stocking locations is also provided where applicable.
The existing fish monitoring programs conducted by Environment ACT are outlined and objectives and a potential structure for future monitoring programs identified.
The report also contains an annotated bibliography of fish studies for the upper Murrumbidgee River catchment.