August 2015 Riverspace update

August 2015 Riverspace update

Australia's small-bodied native freshwater fish populations have dramatically decreased in recent years, with many populations and some species facing extinction. In response, Murray Local Land Services (Murray LLS) have developed the Small-Bodied Native Fish project, which aims to protect, maintain and improve small-bodied native fish habitat by funding rehabilitation works in key habitat areas within the Murray region.

Currently, Southern Pygmy Perch are the focus, with works being done at Spring Creek near Holbrook and Coppabella Creek in the Upper Murray, to improve habitat. Regular fish monitoring has already shown that the Southern Pygmy Perch have increased in numbers and are successfully breeding in Coppabella Creek.