Australian bass are a catadromous percichthyid endemic to southeastern Australia. They support popular recreational fisheries. Bass live in freshwater,migrating to spawn in estuaries but ma ymake many repeat movements between freshwater and the estuary during their lifetime. Bass are long lived (over 20 years), highly fecund, high level predators that can grow up to 600mm and weigh over 3kg. The species’range in New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria encompasses many highly regulated rivers.
|Title of host publication||From sea to source|
|Subtitle of host publication||International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways|
|Place of Publication||Veendam, Netherlands|
|Publisher||Regional Water Authority|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Baumgartner, L. J., & Harris, J. H. (2012). Fish passage issues for Australian Bass (Macquaria novemaculeata). In P. Gough (Ed.), From sea to source : International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways (pp. 68-70). Regional Water Authority.