Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy

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Background

The fish deaths in the Lower Darling in the summer of 2018–19 were a stark reminder that Basin governments need to do more to protect native fish across the Murray–Darling Basin. $5 million has been committed to developing and implementing a Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy.

The proposed Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy aims to protect and restore native fish
populations of the Basin over the long-term.

It will supplement, and build on existing native fish programs across the Basin for a coordinated approach
to fish recovery and will be developed and implemented collaboratively with the Basin state governments, First Nations and the wider community. Engagement with communities is vital to ensure the strategy incorporates local knowledge and expertise. This 'Get involved' page provides an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the early direction of the Strategy, to inform its development, and follow its progress over the next year.


Get Involved

A framework for the Native Fish Management Recovery Strategy was launched in September 2019 to provide an initial platform for public consultation. This framework outlines the approach Basin governments will take in developing the strategy.

Submissions have now closed. Feedback will be incorporated into the development process from start to finish, with this page being one of many opportunities for the Basin community to get involved.



Background

The fish deaths in the Lower Darling in the summer of 2018–19 were a stark reminder that Basin governments need to do more to protect native fish across the Murray–Darling Basin. $5 million has been committed to developing and implementing a Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy.

The proposed Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy aims to protect and restore native fish
populations of the Basin over the long-term.

It will supplement, and build on existing native fish programs across the Basin for a coordinated approach
to fish recovery and will be developed and implemented collaboratively with the Basin state governments, First Nations and the wider community. Engagement with communities is vital to ensure the strategy incorporates local knowledge and expertise. This 'Get involved' page provides an opportunity for the community to provide feedback on the early direction of the Strategy, to inform its development, and follow its progress over the next year.


Get Involved

A framework for the Native Fish Management Recovery Strategy was launched in September 2019 to provide an initial platform for public consultation. This framework outlines the approach Basin governments will take in developing the strategy.

Submissions have now closed. Feedback will be incorporated into the development process from start to finish, with this page being one of many opportunities for the Basin community to get involved.


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