Family fun with fish at Lake Callemondah
Posted on May 16th, 2016
Rivers free of barriers are vital to protecting fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater habitats. What better way to celebrate World Fish Migration Day on Saturday 21 May than joining in a free, family fun morning at Lake Callemondah?
Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. (FBA) Chief Executive Officer Paul Birch said World Fish Migration Day is a global celebration that highlights the importance habitat connectivity plays in the life cycles of migratory fish, such as barramundi.
“A fishway designed to help fish migrate has recently been installed at the lake, and experts will be on hand to discuss how it works to promote sustainable fish stocks including recreational and commercial stocks,” Mr Birch said.
“Lake Callemondah is an important local area and is the focus of habitat restoration works led by Conservation Volunteers Australia. There will be an opportunity at the event to speak to some of the team about the project.”
Mr Birch said both the day’s events and the Lake Callemondah fishway were supported by FBA through funding from the Australian Government.
“There will be plenty of activities for all ages, as well as a free sausage sizzle during the event which will run from 9:00am – 11:30am at Joseph Memorial Park.
“Afterwards, families can also explore the Lake’s walking tracks and take the opportunity to see if they can spot more of the area’s wildlife.”
For more information about the event, contact Jodi Jones at Conservation Volunteers Australia on (07) 4972 4969.