Queensland's native fish require adequate movement along the state's rivers and streams for their survival. Because of this, any in-stream barriers to fish movement in Queensland are regulated under the Fisheries Act 1994.
Freshwater fish habitat
Widespread, good quality fish habitats increase the distribution and abundance of native fish.
The importance of fish movement through Queensland's rivers and streams
Three types of fishways which can allow movement over barriers.
A waterway barrier is any structure that limits fish movement and has a significant impact on native fish numbers.