Fish

Flow-MER Fridays — Autumn 2024

by Chris Walsh • June 12, 2024
Flow-MER Fridays — Autumn 2024 Our Flow-MER Fridays line-up this Autumn includes: Environmental Water: Supporting the right plants in the right places — Recording available Flows, fish and connectivity — Recording available Species conservation in the age of uncertainty — Recording available This series of Flow-MER Fridays has now concluded. Recordings of each session are [...]

From little things…

by Adam Kerezy • November 8, 2023
From Little Things... The evolution of environmental education in the mid-Lachlan By Adam Kerezsy | Lachlan Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program I became involved with the communication and engagement component of the FlowMER program in the Lachlan following returning to my home in Lake Cargelligo following an extended period working in western Queensland. That [...]

Needle in a haystack – A chance discovery of one of the Murray-Darling Basin’s endangered fish has been made in the lower Lachlan

by Adam Kerezy • August 7, 2023
Needle in a haystack A chance discovery of one of the Murray-Darling Basin’s endangered fish has been made in the lower Lachlan By Adam Kerezsy | Lachlan Monitoring Evaluation and Research (MER) Program The Olive perchlet – a small, transparent and carnivorous fish – is listed as an endangered species in western New South Wales, [...]

Field demonstration busts electrofishing myths

by Luciana Bucater • June 14, 2023
Field demonstration busts electrofishing myths By Luciana Bucater | South Australian Reasearch and Development Institute (SARDI) On 1 March, the Lower Murray Flow-MER team held an Electrofishing Field Demonstration in Renmark. Recreational fishers in the Riverland have expressed strong interest in seeing electrofishing in action, and the demonstration aimed to raise community awareness of this [...]

Electrofishing: What is it and how does it work?

by FLOW-MER • March 14, 2023
Electrofishing: What is it and how does it work? Authors: Luciana Bucater, Chris Bice, George Giatas, Brenton Zampatti, Qifeng Ye Throughout the world, electrofishing is commonly used by fisheries researchers to capture freshwater fish. The technique can help in answering questions such as, what is the distribution of different fish species? How many are there? [...]

Explaining Fishcare

Bringing community, industry and agencies together

by FLOW-MER • February 20, 2023
Bringing community, industry and agencies together Authors: Luciana Bucater, Andy Lowes and Pat Gudhka Getting out and connecting with the community is a rewarding part of the job for the Lower Murray Selected Area team. Following the reduced number of face-to-face activities over the past two years, the team took the opportunity to re-connect with [...]

A Murray cod is held by someone standing on a boat on the Murray river.

Bringing Murray cod back to the Baaka

by Ellen Ryan • February 1, 2023
Bringing Murray cod back to the Baaka Author: Ellen Ryan Featured Image: Murray cod caught, monitored and released at Gunbower Forest. Photo credit: Arthur Rylah Institute. Government agencies, local communities and First Nations representatives are exploring ways to help return the once iconic Murray cod to its former glory in the Darling-Baaka River between Bourke [...]

Pelagic fishes of the Lachlan: what do dolphins and hardyheads have in common?

by Adam Kerezy • September 22, 2021
Pelagic fishes of the Lachlan: What do dolphins and hardyheads have in common? Author: Adam Kerezsy The depths of a river are home to a diverse range of creatures that have evolved over time to specific conditions; some live in dark and oxygen-poor river floors, others in light and oxygen-rich environments. Each species has adapted [...]

Striking Gold – Golden perch flows and spawning in the Lachlan River

by FLOW-MER • April 27, 2021
Striking Gold Golden perch flows and spawning in the Lachlan River Author: Lachlan Research Team As good rain fell in the upper Lachlan River catchment in spring 2020, excitement grew around a potential translucent flow through downstream river bends to benefit native fish. A translucent flow occurs in a regulated river system when a portion [...]

Water for the environment is key for protecting and recovering our Murray cod

by FLOW-MER • January 14, 2021

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