Snagging a home for native fish

Tuesday 5 March, 2024
Life is looking good for native fish in the Goulburn River near Mitchelton.

Timber, donated from several local projects and organisations, has been placed in the river to provide vital refuge habitat for threatened native fish species such as Macquarie perch, Trout cod and Murray cod.

The large native timber, mainly large logs and rootballs, provides critical shelter, food sources and breeding areas needed by these fish.

The wood has been donated by McConnell Dowell (Seymour Rail Line upgrade), Acciona/Coleman Rail (Shepparton Rail Line upgrade) Mitchell Shire Council (flood clean up) and the Johns Lyng Group (wind storm clean up in 2021).

Access to the river was from the Mitchelton Winery property and with the support of Goulburn-Murray Water – thanks!

This work was funded and supported by the Victorian Fisheries Authority under its Recreational Fishing Licence fund

The Goulburn Broken CMA acknowledges and respects First Nations people and the deep connection they have with their land and waters.

We acknowledge the Yorta Yorta and Taungurung people and their ancestors/forbears as Traditional Owners of the land and waters in the Goulburn Broken Catchment (and beyond). We value our ongoing partnerships with Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation and Taungurung Land and Waters Council for the health of Country and its people.

We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge and recognise the primacy of Traditional Owners obligations, rights and responsibilities to use and care for their traditional lands and waters.

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