The Native Fish Recovery Strategy has been released!

On the 23rd of June, following Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council endorsement, the Native Fish Recovery Strategy was published.

The Native Fish Recovery Strategy and summary brochure are now available on the Finterest website here.

The MDBA would like to thank all of the Basin governments representatives, community members, First Nations peoples, recreational fishers and scientists who have contributed to the development of the Strategy.

The public submissions we received are now available here. We will soon be publishing a summary of those submissions and our responses on this page.

Our thoughts are now turning to implementation. We are working with our Steering Group, which includes representatives from Basin jurisdictions and First Nations, to get cracking on projects that will help recover our native fish.

It will be important to build partnerships between all levels of government, the private sector, industry and communities to encourage investment and help deliver the actions that will recover native fish for future generations.

Everybody has a role to play. To keep up to date, ask questions, and find further information on the Native Fish Recovery Strategy, follow Finterest on Facebook. You can also visit the MDBA website for even more information on native fish recovery actions in the Murray-Darling Basin.

Working together for the future of native fish

The Native Fish Recovery Strategy recognises that native fish move, breed and complete their life cycles over Basin-scales. This means that having healthy native fish populations in any given river is largely dependent on the health of native fish populations in connected catchments. The Strategy calls for investment in actions that complement state activities and maximise outcomes at local, regional and Basin-scales through coordinated efforts.

Read the full strategy document here.