Native Fish are an excellent indicator of the ecological health of freshwater ecosystems. They require good quality water that is oxygenated and disease free. Being reliant on underwater habitats, the quantity and permeance of water is crucial to their survival, with particular types of flows required for lifecycle stages. Fish also require healthy habitats for food, shade and shelter from currents and predators.
Monitoring fish in your local creek or wetland is undertaken with the assistance of NRM Education staff. A special permit is required to monitor local fish populations, hence the need for NRM Education staff to be onsite. Unfortunately not all sites will be suitable for fish monitoring. To find out if your site is suitable and how to get involved please contact your local NRM Education Office.
Further information about fish monitoring can be found here