Laying the foundations for fish recovery

The first 10 years of the Native Fish Strategy for the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia

John D. Koehn, Mark LINTERMANS, Craig Copeland

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    The Native Fish Strategy aimed to return fish populations in Australias largest (1 million square kilometre) river basin from an estimated 10 to 60% of pre-European settlement levels after 50 years of implementation. While funding for implementation of this programme has now ceased (despite native fish remaining in a poor state), the achievements of the Strategy’s first 10 years provide a solid basis for implementing the work necessary to rehabilitate native fish populations in the future.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3-12
    Number of pages10
    JournalEcological Management and Restoration
    Issue numberSUPPL1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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