Community supports fish stocks and habitat for World Fish Migration Day
The Burdekin community celebrated World Fish Migration Day on Saturday by helping to replenish fish stocks and planting trees to create fish habitat.
Around 100 people of all ages from Ayr, Home Hill, Townsville and Magnetic Island came together to learn about fish … Continue Reading ››
Many of our native fish species need to migrate between freshwater and the ocean to breed.
But stocks of local favourites such as barramundi and mangrove jack plummet if juveniles fail to make it past the many barriers they face on their journey, such as dams, weirs and weed chokes.
Later this … Continue Reading ››
A visit to the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) last week gave a group of Burdekin cane farmers an opportunity to learn more about the science behind water quality research.The NQ Dry Tropics event, designed to help foster a better understanding between farmers and scientists, also involved representatives from Lower Burdekin Water, Burdekin … Continue Reading ››
Latest monitoring results show that ongoing work to improve the health of Sheepstation Creek, near Ayr, is improving native fish populations.
Since 2013 NQ Dry Tropics has worked with Burdekin Shire Council, Lower Burdekin Water and local landowners to remove weeds, construct fishways, replenish fish stocks, and reduce levels of excess irrigation water that … Continue Reading ››
Burdekin farmers Gary and Angela Spotswood, of Mt Alma Fresh Organics, at Inkerman, has claimed the coveted Reef Conservation Award at the 2017 Reef Alliance Awards, held in Townsville on 22 November.
The Reef Alliance awards recognise the work of farmers who are leading the way in implementing … Continue Reading ››