Comments on this recovery plan closed 19 January 2018. The documents below remain available for reference only.
You are invited to comment on this draft national recovery plan in accordance with the provisions of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) by 19 January 2018.
The Draft National Recovery Plan for the Murray Hardyhead Craterocephalus fluviatilis was prepared by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and is proposed to be adopted as the national recovery plan for this species under the EPBC Act.
The species occurs in lowland riverine and lacustrine areas in the southern part of the Murray-Darling Basin in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. The species is listed in the Endangered category under the EPBC Act. Threats to the species include fragmentation, deterioration and loss of habitat, flow alteration, river regulation, drought, changes to irrigation practices and introduced fishes.
The draft national recovery plan provides information on distribution, genetics, habitat, and threatening processes, and presents the actions and associated costs considered necessary to recover this species.
How can I get involved?
Read the draft recovery plan
Send your comments
The public comment period closes 19 January 2018.
If you wish to comment on this draft plan, please send your comments, quoting the title of the plan, to:
Marine and Freshwater Species Conservation Section
Protected Species and Communities Branch
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division
Department of the Environment
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
Your views are being sought by the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy for the purpose of informing the Minister for the Environment and Energy on the Draft National Recovery Plan for the Murray Hardyhead Craterocephalus fluviatilis.
Personal information that you provide will only be used for these purposes. Personal information may be disclosed to employees of Australian Government agencies assisting the Minister for the purposes outlined above. Contents of your submission may be included in subsequent publications of the recovery plan.