Fish passage issues for Australian Bass (Macquaria novemaculeata)

L.J. Baumgartner, John H. Harris

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom sea to source
Subtitle of host publicationInternational guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways
EditorsPeter Gough
Place of PublicationVeendam, Netherlands
PublisherRegional Water Authority
Pages68-70
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    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.