Barramundi need reliable rivers

Scientists are tracking the importance of unbroken connection along a river, from the source to the mouth.

“Any dams or water abstraction from the river interrupts the upstream migration of native fish including barramundi,” UWA’s Professor Peter Davies said.

“They do their feeding on the flood plains then go upriver to reproduce. If they don’t or can’t make it upriver, it affects the species which are supported by them in the upper reaches, and the whole ecology of the river is impacted.”

Read more at University of Western Australia