Local councils have jurisdiction over a number of activities which can affect native fish habitat, so they can have an influential role in restoring fish habitat and encouraging native fish to return to the rivers and creeks in NSW. Being a Fish Friendly Council will improve fish habitat but it will also enhance recreational and tourism opportunities and support a healthy vibrant community. Councils can help restore fish habitat by, for example, improving stormwater infrastructure, ensuring weirs and road crossings are fish friendly, replanting riverbanks, restoring wetlands and managing floodplains. Launched 2010.
|Organisation||Department of Industry and Investment [now NSW Department of Primary Industries (Fisheries)]|
Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Funding Body||Murray-Darling Basin Authority The Living Murray program, NSW Environmental Trust|