Southern Pygmy Perch Refuge Dams

In 2018, Gunning District Landcare called for people to nominate suitable farm dams as refuge sites for the threatened Southern Pygmy Perch. There are only three populations of this charismatic little fish left in the wild in NSW, and two of these populations are in the Gunning area!

Unfortunately, Southern Pygmy Perch is under severe threat from the voracious non-native Red Fin Perch. Farm dams are ideal as they are safe from predators and can be easily monitored.