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.
Koehn, J. D., LINTERMANS, M., & Copeland, C. (2014). Laying the foundations for fish recovery: The first 10 years of the Native Fish Strategy for the Murray-Darling Basin, Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration, 15(SUPPL1), 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1111/emr.12090