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Sign up for ‘maccas’

November 8, 2011

Impressive and informative new Macquarie Perch awareness signage was unveiled yesterday at the Moores Road Reserve, Flowerdale, as part of Native Fish Awareness Week. Gathered together for the ceremonial ‘lifting of the scales’ from the sign were the ‘macca mob’, comprising representatives from groups and agencies involved in the conservation of this threatened species:

Flowerdale Environment Work Engine, Flowerdale Primary School, Strath Creek Landcare Group (King Parrot Creek)

Hollands Creek Demonstration Reach Community Group

Strathbogie Ranges CMN (Hughes Creek)

Fisheries Victoria (DPI)

Arthur Rylah Institute (DSE)

Goulburn Broken CMA

The Taungurong (Daung Wurrung) people

Those present were provided with an update on monitoring and breeding programs, and discussed how best to coordinate recovery actions in the future. The school kids were involved in plenty of fishy activities.

The theme of Native Fish Awareness Week is “Habitat makes fish happen!” highlighting the importance of suitable stream habitat for the survival of native fish.

To read about recent surveying and research into spawning of Macquarie Perch in King Parrot Creek on the DSE website, click HERE. And for a summary of the post-fire recovery actions for the maccas in 2009, click HERE.

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