Here at Finterest, our work revolves around the recovery of our precious native fish, which are an invaluable cultural, ecological, social, and environmental resource. We do it because it’s important, and because we love it. And if you’re reading this, you probably love it too. At the Native Fish Forum in Dubbo this year, I
Flat-head galaxias (Galaxias rostratus) is one of the ‘magnificent six’ native threatened floodplain specialist fish. It’s in dire trouble in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin, having almost declined out of sight. The species were historically widespread and abundant throughout the Murray River Corridor but are now nowhere to be seen in NSW or South Australia, and
In August last year we introduced you to our resurrected friend, the Southern purple-spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa) aka the Zombie Fish! When we last reported, 30 Southern purple spotted gudgeon (SPSG) broodstock were collected from the newly discovered Kerang lakes population for captive breeding at Middle Creek Farm and Aquasave-NGT hatcheries. Since then, 13 potential
The establishment of the Koondrook Weir, located in the mid-Murray River system, has limited the movement between Gunbower Creek and the Murray River for vulnerable and threatened fish species such as the Murray cod and the Golden perch. This lack of fish movement has also stunted potential developments in recreational fishing tourism for the area.
The Mid-Murray Floodplains along the New South Wales and Victorian border are home to some of the highest diversities of native fish species within the Murray-Darling Basin. Threatened and recreationally important species, like the Murray cod, golden perch, trout cod and silver perch, as well as wetland-specialist species, once thrived in the region’s interconnecting rivers,
Victoria’s zombie fish are back from the dead, and there are plans underway to return the species to its former range throughout the Murray Corridor. But first, let’s meet this zombie fish! The southern purple-spotted gudgeon (Mogurnda adspersa - pictured above) is a small, colourful, and native floodplain specialist fish. Once widespread in wetlands, lakes,