Threatened fish species workshops
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 http://tinyurl.com/ 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.