Drought: Anglers assist fish rescue


NSW DPI have announced the successful relocation of about 800 fish, including trophy-size Murray cod, in the drought-stricken Menindee and Lower Darling regions, following a two week fish rescue operation.

NSW DPI said the operation – which is part of the the NSW Government’s $10 million initiative to embark on the largest-ever fish rescue and restocking program – will be counting on the support and assistance of NSW’s recreational fishers.

NSW is currently facing the worst drought on record with low rainfall and diminishing flows along inland rivers presenting significant risks for native fish populations throughout the Murray-Darling Basin.


More information on how recreational fishers can get involved with native fish rescues will be available soon.

In the meantime, fishers and other community members are encouraged to report any fish deaths or observations through the Fishers Watch hotline on 1800 043 536 or via DPI’s website.

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