Maribyrnong River Native Fish Revival Project

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)  —  I direct my adjournment to the Minister for Agriculture in the other place. The action I seek is for the Essendon Fish Protection Society & Anglers Club to meet with the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) to discuss the Maribyrnong River native fish revival project. Recently the Andrews Labor government made an announcement about improving the environment in the Maribyrnong River and specifically to conduct fish habitat and population surveys, the installation of up to 30 woody fish habitat reefs, stocking of up to 300 000 native estuary perch and improving land-based fishing access as well as a study of the early fishing history of the Maribyrnong River to traditional owners and our early settlers. I know that Martin Corkhill from the Essendon anglers would most welcome the opportunity to meet with the VFA to discuss this project in more detail.