Fish Superhighways

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'Fish Superhighways' is a strategic State Water program for securing fish passage across NSW. It is also the largest fish passage remediation project in Australia. State Water, which manages, operates and maintains over 300 dams, weirs and regulators throughout New South Wales,�has a significant role to play in ensuring native fish viability. Fish Superhighways outlines a strategic approach to integrate State Water�s asset and financial planning processes with requirements to provide effective fish passage at instream migration barriers under Section 218 (s218) of the Fisheries Management Act 1994.� Specifically, the program incorporates fish passage construction, maintenance and monitoring activities and costs into State Water�s asset management planning and maintenance schedules; identify assets that are ecological priorities for improved fish migration, for which coordinated strategic partnerships can be developed; and, identify redundant assets that are candidates for removal. Fish Superhighways will continually evolve as existing projects progress and new projects are developed. Project is ongoing.

Organisation State Water NSW

Dr. Matthew Gordos, Ph: (02) 6626 1395, email: [email protected]

Funding Body State Water [now WaterNSW]