Image: A juvenile Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii) in the Gwydir River. Photo – NSW DPI-Fisheries

The past five years have been challenging, to say the least, for many fish species within the Gwydir Valley, particularly regarding spawning and recruitment (aka. breeding). This has made the recent findings from the NSW Fisheries team all the more exciting. The team found that Murray cod and Freshwater catfish populations of the Gwydir Valley have had great breeding success in the past 12 months, demonstrating the resilience of both species during the ‘big dry’. Click through to read the full story from the NSW Fisheries team. 

Continue reading: Issue No. 8 – ‘Big dry’ survivors