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Media Release: New home for a Mallee Battler

  Media Release: New home for a Mallee Battler
 
Lara Suitor (DEWNR) and Iain Ellis (MDFRC) netting Murray hardyhead in the Riverland (SA)

Threatened native fish species recovery action: a Murray hardyhead population boom in the Riverland (SA) in response to environmental watering has enabled translocation of 2500 fish to a new home in the Victorian Mallee. More 'strongholds' for Murray hardyhead means less risk of further species decline.

"This successful chapter in the Murray hardyhead story was only possible due to large-scale cooperation and collaboration involving research, land and water management agencies and state government departments. This important conservation action is a blueprint for success in the field of freshwater fish conservation, and is paving a path for the streamlining of threatened
freshwater fish recovery processes."

-Iain Ellis MDFRC

 

MDFRC featured project page here

Pics on Flickr here

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