New fishway working wonders

Prior to the construction of a fishway at Paradise Road, Slacks Creek, only around 4 fish per day could successfully ascend a vertical drop at the base of a road culvert. Most of the species caught were the few species capable of climbing: eels and striped gudgeon.

After the rock ramp fishway was constructed, over 1300 fish per day were recorded successfully ascending the fishway and passing through the culvert. This included important commercial and recreational species such as sea mullet, that can now access additional upstream habitat, needed to complete their lifecycles.
World Fish Migration Day is 24 October 2020. Check out how the rest of the world manages fish passage here.

Thanks to Catchment Solutions for providing the monitoring and data on this great outcome.

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