Findings of the independent panel assessment of the 2018-19 fish deaths in the lower Darling

Simon M. Mitrovic, Robert Vertessy, Darren Barma, L.J. Baumgartner, Fran Sheldon, Nicholas R. Bond

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Abstract

Three large-scale fish death events occurred in the Darling River near Menindee between December 2018 and January 2019. In January 2019, the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (the Minister) wrote to the Prime Minister requesting an independent panel be established to assess the fish deaths of 2018-19 in the lower Darling to identify causes, evaluate management responses and provide recommendations. In this talk I will cover the panel’s findings in regards to the water management, events, and conditions leading up to the 2018-19 fish deaths to identify likely causes and some of the key recommendations from the report to reduce the risk of future fish kill events.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventAnnual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology - National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
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ConferenceAnnual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology
CountryAustralia
CityCanberra
Period14/10/1917/10/19
OtherThe goal for ASFB 2019 is to showcase and celebrate the place that the wonderful world of fishes has in the hearts and minds of people spanning a range of cultures, backgrounds and perspectives.

The conference program has workshops, special events and sessions that will explore how to effectively communicate via the visual arts, digital media, and the spoken and written word, bringing new understanding and inspiration to the millions of people who value and depend on fishes for their wellbeing.
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    Mitrovic, S. M., Vertessy, R., Barma, D., Baumgartner, L. J., Sheldon, F., & Bond, N. R. (2019). Findings of the independent panel assessment of the 2018-19 fish deaths in the lower Darling. Abstract from Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Fish Biology, Canberra, Australia.