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Thursday, 20 October 2022

Free event looks at the science behind native fish management

Freshwater fish scientist Jarod Lyon believes it’s an exciting time in the recovery of native fish in north east Victoria.

“I can still remember growing up in the Kiewa Valley in the 90s, where a trip to the river invariably ended with a pile of carp on the bank,” Mr Lyon said.

“Those days are over, and native fish are making a long overdue resurgence.”

Mr Lyon, who leads a research team at the Arthur Rylah Institute will be the speaker at next week’s The Reel Story: The Science Behind Management of Native Fish in North East Victoria.

The public lecture on Tuesday 25 October at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus is a free community event hosted by Norh East Catchment Management Authority (CMA), Arthur Rylah Institute and Wise Water Ways, with support from the Victorian and Australian Governments.

Mr Lyon’s team examines various aspects of restoration ecology, ecological management plans and intervention-based research that helps inform management and policy decisions.

He has many years of experience as a freshwater fish scientist, including planning for, undertaking and monitoring the restoration of woody habitat into rivers and streams, and understanding the impact of bushfires on aquatic systems, threatened species management and angler liaison.

“We are learning by doing, taking a practical approach to science when it comes to native fish recovery. These lessons are then critical in informing future management decisions,” Mr Lyon said.

“Rivers like the Ovens are becoming a hotspot for re-introductions of endangered fishes and a new generation of people are able to engage with these wonderful species that have been absent from waterways for decades.”

The lecture starts at 4pm on Tuesday, 25 October at the La Trobe University Albury-Wodonga campus, University Drive, Wodonga. Refreshments will be served.

Registration is essential at https://events.humanitix.com/the-reel-story-the-science-behind-management-of-native-fish-in-north-east-victoria

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Caption: Jarod Lyon, who leads a research team at the Arthur Rylah Institute will be the speaker at next week’s public lecture at La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga campus.


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