"A world-first innovative breeding program by Charles Sturt University has
brought the stocky galaxias fish population back from the brink of extinction,
allowing them to be released back into their natural habitat this week.
Charles Sturt and the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) worked together on
a world-first program in Albury-Wodonga to ensure the longevity of the stocky
Bushfires in 2019 and significant rainfall that followed threatened to create a
potential fish kill event. The fish were taken to the aquatic research facility
at Charles Sturt in Albury-Wodonga and DPI Hatchery at Jindabyne NSW.
More than 130 stocky galaxias were released into a new location at Eucumbene
Borrows in the NSW Snowy Mountains on Thursday 27 April
Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon said the project
illustrates the importance of collaboration to help protect threatened species.
“By stocking fish - the majority of which were successfully bred by Charles
Sturt University - into the new habitat, we are supporting the recovery of the
species long-term,” Professor Leon said."
Via Future Crunch
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