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Could there be any better way to spend a cold windy weekend than learning how to monitor for endangered Southern Pygmy Perch!? On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May 2021, Gunning District Landcare held its second Southern Pygmy Perch monitoring training, led by fish scientist Mark Lintermans. A dozen highly engaged and committed participants learned the art of setting and checking bait nets, identifying the caught fish, recording all relevant data, and safely returning the fish to the water. We found a total of 12 Southern Pygmy Perch and 14 Mountain Galaxias in the sampled area, near Blakney Creek. This training is part of Gunning District Landcare's Local Action Plan for Southern Pygmy Perch.
A big thanks goes to Associate Professor Mark Lintermans, and everyone who participated. We were able to run this activity because of funding from the Communities Environment Program.
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