Genetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates

    Description

    After more than a century of inbreeding, Macquarie perch in the Cotter River finally have some potential new mates.

    Ecologists have relocated 30 of the native fish, which are nationally threatened, from Cataract Dam in Sydney as part of a program designed to improve the local population's genetics.

    Subject

    Fisheries Science

    Period23 May 2018

    Media coverage

    6

    Media coverage

    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletMelbourne Age
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans
    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletSydney Morning Herald
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans
    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletWA Today
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans
    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletWA Today
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans
    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletWA Today
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans
    • TitleGenetic recovery program gives inbreeding Canberra fish new mates
      Media name/outletCanberra Times
      CountryAustralia
      Date23/05/18
      PersonsMark Lintermans