Threat­ened fish species work­shops

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

Mur­ray Cod and the Mur­ray Spiny Cray­fish are the fo­cus of work­shops be­ing held at the Galen Col­lege Au­di­to­rium, in Wan­garatta on Fri­day, Novem­ber 24 from 5.30pm to 8pm.

Wan­garatta Sus­tain­abil­ity Net­work and North East Catch­ment Man­age­ment Author­ity are hold­ing two work­shops based around the Ovens River which con­tains a range of threat­ened species and is the only low­land river nom­i­nated un­der the Vic­to­rian Her­itage Rivers Act for en­vi­ron­men­tal val­ues.

Th­ese work­shops are well suited to mem­bers of the fish­ing com­mu­nity, com­mu­nity mem­bers in­ter­ested in the ecology of the Ovens River sys­tem and recre­ational river users such as ca­noeists and bush­walk­ers.

The ‘Lower Ovens: Con­nect­ing Com­mu­ni­ties: Icon Ecosys­tems’ project is de­liv­er­ing the Our Catch­ments Our Com­mu­ni­ties strat­egy in the North East and is funded from $222 mil­lion to im­ple­ment the Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment’s Wa­ter for Vic­to­ria.

Dr Scott Ray­mond an aquatic ecology re­search sci­en­tist at Arthur Ry­lah In­sti­tute of En­vi­ron­men­tal Re­search, Tim Curmi pres­i­dent of Na­tive Fish Vic­to­ria, An­drew Briggs wa­ter­ways project of­fi­cer for North East Catch­ment Man­age­ment Author­ity and a se­nior fish­eries of­fi­cer at Vic­to­rian Fish­eries Author­ity will be the guest pre­sen­ters.

The work­shops have been timed to co­in­cide with the open­ing of the Mur­ray Cod fish­ing sea­son and the Mur­ray Spiny Cray­fish sea­son.

The sec­ond work­shop will be held on May, 25 2018 at the same venue.

Book­ings are es­sen­tial at mur­ray­cod.

Par­tic­i­pants at last year’s Field Day, this year’s event will be held at Gerogery on Novem­ber 2.

One of the Ovens River threat­ened fish species, the Mur­ray Cod.

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