A review of options for monitoring freshwater fish biodiversity in the Darwin Harbour catchment


Internal Report 470
Pidgeon R
Supervising Scientist Division
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts

About the report

Darwin Harbour and surrounding rural and urban areas of its catchment are presently undergoing an increase in infrastructure development and proposals for more developments are inevitable. The Northern Territory Government has instigated initiatives to develop effective environmental protection strategies as part of a strategic development and management plan for the harbour. An important component of this strategy is a comprehensive environmental monitoring program. This report provides advice on options for including the monitoring of freshwater fish in the waterways of the harbour catchment in the existing suite of biological, physical and chemical environmental monitoring programs being undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment. (Darwin Harbour Advisory Committee 2003).