The Ovens River is home to the iconic Murray Cod (Maccullochella peelii) and the nationally endangered Trout Cod (Maccullochella macquariensis); both large-bodied native fish species historically abundant and widespread in the lower and mid Ovens River. However, their distribution and abundance dramatically declined in the last century, culminating in the local extinction of the Ovens River Trout Cod population in the 1980’s.
A successful re-stocking program initiated in the 1990’s resulted in the return of a self-sustaining population of Trout Cod within the mid Ovens River by 2010. These cod fish species are most likely to benefit from the rehabilitation works undertaken in the Ovens River over the last eight years. A new fact sheet has been produced updating the work being done and the positive impacts that are occurring for native fish populations. Follow the link below to read more..
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