Major boost for cod, perch populations

NATIVE fish are expected to benefit from reduced releases from the Menindee Lakes over the coming month.

Darling River landholders have already welcomed a decision to reduce operational releases from Menindee to 700 megalitres a day and authorities also expect the slower flows to boost Murray cod spawning.

The Lower Darling supports one of the most robust populations of Murray cod in the Murray-Darling Basin and the reduced flow rates could help cod and golden perch spawned last year continue to grow.

More than 100GL of environmental water helped spark one of the largest cod spawning events documented in the Darling River last summer.

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