Fishways

Fishways

Fishways

Australian native fish have evolved to utilise a variety of habitat types to complete their life cycle, thus requiring unimpeded ‘migratory’ access along water at different times to survive and reproduce (e.g. by accessing food and shelter, avoiding predators, reducing localised competition, and finding mates). However, in Australia riverine connectivity has been severely disrupted by…


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Fish on the Move – Lachlan Fish Passage Program

Fish on the Move – Lachlan Fish Passage Program

Background There are nine native fish species that call the Lachlan River home. Many of these fish species migrate short and long distances to spawn, feed and seek shelter. Structures such as dams, weirs, regulators and poorly designed road crossings can create physical barriers that prevent fish movement up and down the river, and stop…


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