National Threatened Species Day

Today, September 7, 2023 marks National Threatened Species Day!

This day aims to raise awareness for plants and animals across the country that are at risk of extinction.

Here at NSW DPI, our dedicated fisheries research and management teams are working together on a number of projects that aim to improve the survival rates of our threatened species, while also increasing their numbers in the wild.

We are working with some amazing recreational fishers, farmers, other government agencies, organisations and community partners to bring these fish back from the brink for future generations to enjoy.

Some of these projects include recovery actions for:

  • White’s seahorse conservation
  • Macquarie perch
  • Murray hardyhead
  • Olive perchlet
  • Purple spotted gudgeon
  • Southern pygmy perch
  • Australian grayling
  • Oxleyan pygmy perch
  • Trout cod
  • Stocky galaxias
  • Eastern freshwater cod
  • Posidonia seagrass
  • Black rockcod
  • Cauliflower soft coral
  • Grey nurse sharks.


This is only some of the amazing work our staff here at NSW DPI Fisheries are doing in the threatened species space.

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