Victorian anglers will get a better insight into the health of the state’s waterways and native fish numbers following the launch of the Native Fish Report Card.
Water Minister Lisa Neville and Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford launched the report card recently.
The initiative aims to monitor fish populations in the state’s 10 priority waterways: Gellibrand River, Glenelg River, Goulburn River, Gunbower Creek, Lindsay River, Mullaroo Creek, Mitchell River, Ovens River, Thomson River, Macalister River, Wimmera River and Yarra River.
Interested people can access information about recreational and threatened non-recreational fish species through a web-portal that will be updated with new fish population data every year.
During the next three years the website will provide information on the condition of native fish and is the first Victorian program to do so.
As data is strengthened throughout the years, people will be able to discover trends in fish populations.
■The website can be accessed at: nativefishreportcard.org.au