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Where Have all the Fish Gone?
Title : Where Have all the Fish Gone? Where Have all the Fish Gone?
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Source : Spirit of place: writing and art, p. 115
Date of creation : 2003
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Copyright : This item is reproduced courtesy of the Primary English Teaching Association and the Murray-Darling Basin Commission. It may be printed or saved for research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from the Primary English Teaching Association and the Murray-Darling Basin Commission and the State Library of South Australia. To request approval, complete the Permission to publish form.
Description :

Artwork by students of Year 6/7, Loxton Primary School, Loxton, South Australia.

The River Murray is of critical importance to the history and culture of Australia as a resource for vital water supplies, transportation, settlement, economic development, and recreation. Different states and areas have developed their own irrigation regions and practices, and any activities upstream affect the quantity and quality of water downstream in South Australia.

Today the River is challenged by containment, the impact of human manipulation, and ecological disruptions. There is a greater understanding of the implications and consequences of exploiting the River's water resources. It is now recognised that for the long-term viability of the River as a water resource, there must be a balance of consumptive uses of water like irrigation, with the environmental need for sufficient flows of fresh water to keep the River Murray healthy.

The Murray Darling Basin Commission's Native fish strategy aims to 'to ensure that the Basin sustains viable fish populations and communities throughout its rivers', given that it is estimated that that current levels of native fish populations are about 10 per cent compared to pre-European settlement (Murray Darling Basin Commission: Native fish strategy).

Coverage year : 2003
Period : 2001-
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Internet links :
Downstream: the River Murray in South Australiasee: River Murray focus: artwork
Murray Darling Basin Commissionsee: Natural Resource Management: Native fish strategy

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South Australia. Dept of water, land and biodiversity conservation. see: Natural resources management



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