Repairing fish habitat in the Hastings River

 
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The predominant landuse adjacent to the Hastings River, just north of Port Macquarie, is grazing of cattle with many properties allowing cattle to access mangrove and saltmarsh communities. These cumulative activities are contributing to poor water quality and decreased fish habitat along the river, which in turn is impacting on the sustainability of fish stocks. Approximately 1.4 km of stock management fencing was constructed to protect critical saltmarsh and mangrove habitat. Completed in 2012.

 
Organisation Oceanwatch Australia
Contact

Scott Nichols, Ph: (02) 6626 1396, email: scott.nichols@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Funding Body NSW Habitat Action Grant, in-kind support