Gulf Rivers Fishways

Provision of fish passage at Escott Causeway, Gin Arm Causeway and Burketown Doomadgee Road Causeway

  • Building on the prioritisation process carried out in 2005 that identified a number of barriers to migration in the rivers of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria.
  • Three sites were identified for remediation, with various rock-ramp and cone type fishways built at each site, dependant on the site conditions.
  • Project provided the first fishways on any river flowing to the Gulf.
  • Monitoring demonstrated the success of the designs at passing local fish communities.

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