All posts tagged "Native Fish"

  • Record-breaking 10 million fish stocked in Victorian waterways

    It’s a great time to be a recfisher in Victoria with ample opportunities to wet a line across the state. In fact, there are now 10 million more fish in Victorian waterways for recfishers to reel in following a...

  • Recovering Maccas in Victorian Waterways

    Macquarie perch, or affectionately known by recfishers as ‘Maccas’, were once abundant and widespread throughout the south-eastern Murray-Darling system. To past generations of fishers, Macquarie perch are very a very well-known species. For many newer fishers, they bring back past...

  • Spying on River Blackfish

    Researchers from Deakin University have turned to spy-like aquatic surveillance to uncover the secret life of river blackfish (Gadopsos marmoratus) and give them a helping hand. Once abundant, river blackfish populations have declined across south-east Australia due to a...

  • Draft Native Fish Recovery Strategy

    VRFish have been invited to provide feedback on the draft Native Fish Recovery Strategy by the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. The Australian and Basin State Governments have been developing a Native Fish Recovery Strategy to recover native fish for future...

  • Standing up for Native Fish in Reedy Lake

    A potential fish kill was avoided and an extinct native fish was re-discovered after VRFish publicly raised its serious concerns about a planned draining of Reedy Lake 3 near Kerang. This small lake was launched into the spotlight after...

  • Have Your Say: Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy

    The Murray Darling Basin Authority (MDBA) are consulting on a draft Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy to protect and restore native fish populations of the Basin over the long-term. $5 million has been allocated for implementation. Feedback on...

  • Monitoring River Blackfish in the Gellibrand River

    In 2018, researchers from Deakin University received funding from your Recreational Fishing Licence fees to establish a southern river blackfish spawning recruitment monitoring network in the Gellibrand River catchment. This project will provide new information on the native fish...

  • Indigenous Employment Program at New Hatchery

    Shepparton’s new native fish hatchery will support Indigenous employment by employing Indigenous people for up to half of the workforce. The Indigenous employment program was announced by Minister for Fishing and Boating, Jaala Pulford. The hatchery is expected to...

  • Lake Benella Crawling with Spider Structures

    Recently, 40 of these ‘Spider’ fish habitat structures were installed in Lake Benalla by the Tatong Anglers Group. It may be the first time they have been used in Australia, or at the very least Victoria. These artificial structures...

  • Summer Native Fish Stocking Bonanza

    The new year has kicked off with a native fish stocking bonanza with the Victorian Fisheries Authority stocking close to a million native fish in the last few weeks. While the stocked fish will take a few years to...

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