Archives for October 2016

Treatment Train improves cane farm runoff and irrigation

Reef Catchments, in collaboration with Catchment Solutions and local cane farmer Shane Cowley have created a ‘Treatment Train’ of wetlands to treat poor water quality runoff from adjacent sugar cane farms reaching the GBR in the Bakers Creek Catchment, Mackay (central QLD). Funding was provided through the Australian Government Reef Programme for system repair.

A fishway in photos: Mackay Gooseponds Fishway Repair

Fishways are essential in improving connectivity and building a more sustainable and healthy native fish population. Fish migration is essential, particularly for important diadromous (migratory) species such as; barramundi, mangrove jack, giant herring, tarpon, jungle perch and Australian bass. All these fish species breed in estuarine or marine environments, before their off-spring migrate into freshwater […]

Increasing community and industry awareness

The newest sustainable agriculture team member at Reef Catchments, Juliane Kasiske, has set her focus on increasing community and industry awareness, and on encouraging the adaptation of best practice in land management and natural resource management. Juliane is happy to be a point of contact for anyone with a direct interest in sustainable agriculture. She […]

From little fish, big fish grow

It sounds obvious, but it’s a feat of nature few of us witness – small fish need time, uninterrupted access to our waterways and a whole lot of good quality habitat to become the big catch that sends tingles through an angler’s spine. In the quiet of the creeks and rivers, if there’s something getting […]