Report 1 ROAR

YACTAC in collaboration with the Refreshing Rivers Program, community, local landholders and government are actively supporting the recovery of native fish populations in the Central Billabong system. One initiative is targeting of carp in different areas of the Central Billabong system using an experimental approach to assess if localised removal of carp is effective in reducing numbers of carp (especially large carp) temporarily. If successful and conducted in a strategic manner, localised initiatives like this could be initiated in sections where native fish breeding has been identified, threatened species are released (e.g. catfish), or emergent-submergent vegetation is being established.