Structurally complex fish habitats and coral reefs are in a state of steady decline, with much of the damage to high-quality habitat caused by human activity. Along the east coast of Australia, hard, vertical relief habitats such as oyster reefs, sub-tidal coral reefs and rocky outcrop reefs have … [Read more...]
Fisheries and Aquatic Ecosystems Resources
Through our work in project management, research and development, Catchment Solutions has developed its own knowledge resources, as well as collating a wealth of relevant resources from a broad network of associates and other professionals.
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Catchment Solutions Senior Fisheries Ecologist, Matt Moore, who was recently interviewed by Greg Vinall of the Australian Lure Fishing Podcast, shared his knowledge on the importance of catchment connectivity and habitat availability to the sustainability of native fish populations. The … [Read more...]
In February 2020, Catchment Solutions conducted fishway monitoring at a cone-ramp fishway which provides fish passage between upper-tidal estuarine habitats and a significant wetlands complex, at Koumala in the Rocky Dam catchment south of Mackay. The wetlands are surrounded by an extensive earthen … [Read more...]
In June 2019, the fish passage at the Clews Road causeway in upper Murray Creek, Mackay, was rehabilitated through the construction of a 10-ridge rock-ramp fishway. Mackay Regional Council undertook a full refurbishment of the entire causeway and as part of these works, incorporated and funded … [Read more...]
Scientists have engineered 150 tonnes of salvaged hardwood into ‘log jam’ structures to halt heavy erosion in Clyde Creek, Gladstone. It is the first time the novel environmental solution has been used in the area. And while log jams have been used in freshwater rivers previously, this could … [Read more...]