Fish, fish and more fish
After six long weeks, annual autumn fish monitoring in the Eastern Mount Lofty Ranges and Lower Lakes has come to an end. In total, tens of thousands of fish were sampled from 92 sites in rain, hail and (mostly) sunshine. Monitoring was undertaken for projects assessing the status of reintroduced threatened fish around the Lower Lakes; EMLR fish communities; baseline sampling of Mt Barker Creek; and separate investigations of surrogate locations for southern pygmy perch and river blackfish. In late March, monitoring began in Hunters Creek on Hindmarsh Island and ended in Back Valley Creek in the Inman Catchment in mid-May.
Thanks to Chris Bice (SARDI), Craig Kemp, Tom Barnes, Cory Young and Lauren Veale for field assistance and Mardi van der Wielan and Adam Watt (DEWNR) and Sherie Bain and John Gitsham (GWLAP) for funding the various projects.