The Minister for Water Resources, the Hon. David Littleproud MP, has committed $5 million for the development and initial implementation of a Native Fish Management and Recovery Strategy.
The Murray Darling Basin Authority on behalf of the Australian Government is working with New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory, along with other partners to develop the strategy. This will be a long-term plan to protect our native fish in both times of drought and flood. The proposed strategy will be developed and implemented collaboratively with the Basin governments, Traditional Owners and the wider community. It will also build on existing native fish programs, projects and initiatives across the Basin.
To guide this work, Basin State Governments have developed a Native Fish Management Recovery Strategy: Draft Framework. The framework is open for public consultation until 3 October 2019 and your feedback is critical helping develop a strategy that incorporates the views of all stakeholders.
Your views are important and I encourage you to have your say on the Draft Framework at https://getinvolved.mdba.gov.au/native-fish-strategy.
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