Instream structures and fish passage

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.

  • Fish movement

    The importance of fish movement through Queensland's rivers and streams

  • Fishways

    Three types of fishways which can allow movement over barriers.

  • Waterways barriers

    A waterway barrier is any structure that limits fish movement and has a significant impact on native fish numbers.

Last updated 10 May 2017