With more than five years experience in fish migration in the Murray-Darling Basin, Jarrod will apply this knowledge to fish of the Mekong River, in his role as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development
He will be working on a $2.2 million five-year ACIAR project that is helping develop fish passage technology for the lower Mekong River to help prevent future fish declines which may occur as the river becomes increasingly developed.
|Jarrod McPherson during one of his visits to Lao PDR.|
The Mekong River has more than 1200 species,
supports two per cent of the world's total fish catch,
and provides 30% of Lao people's protein needs.
There are some striking similarities between the Mekong and Murray-Darling Basins. Both systems drain a similar geographical area and rely on regular flooding to maintain fisheries productivity.
The ACIAR project is co-funded with NSW DPI (Fisheries Research) and Fisheries Queensland.
Source: NSW DPI
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