NSW comeback for hardy fish

Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik, chair of the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ian Davidson and NSW DPI senior fisheries manager Iain Ellis at the Wingillie Station fish release. 
Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder Jody Swirepik, chair of the Murray Darling Wetlands Working Group Ian Davidson and NSW DPI senior fisheries manager Iain Ellis at the Wingillie Station fish release. Picture: Carmel Zaccone

OVER 1000 endangered fish made a triumphant return to NSW waters at Little Frenchmans Creek wetland at Wingillie Station yesterday, just in time for their breeding season.

The Murray hardyhead has been listed as endangered since 1999 and considered extinct in NSW for over a decade.

The small fish survive in just a handful of places in northern Victoria, the Riverland and Lower Lakes in South Australia.

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