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Author Kerezsy, Adam.

Title Desert fishing lessons : adventures in Australia's rivers / Adam Kerezsy
Published Crawley, W.A. : UWA Publishing, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'BOOL  577.640994 Ker/Dfl  ON DISPLAY
Description 240 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Contents Contents note continued: Adaptability to ephemeral waterways -- Bugs -- Turtles -- pt. III Recovery Road -- 11.Obstacles and Cautionary Tales -- Red tape -- Carp control and R&D -- The Native Fish Strategy -- Translocation and its problems -- 12.Lessons from the Big Sky Country -- A conference in Windorah -- A dry lake -- Lessons from the desert fish -- Preserving our outback rivers -- Preventing further mistakes in all our rivers -- 13.Four Rivers
Contents note continued: Ethabuka and Bush Heritage Australia -- Pulchera waterhole -- Pioneering fish -- Glassfish -- Bony bream -- Spangled perch -- Silver catfish and the X cat -- Craven's Peak and S-Bend Gorge -- Teasing out theories -- Rainbowfish -- Dribbler Bore -- 7.Grass Castles and Water Wars: The Rivers of the Cooper Catchment -- Durack and his contemporaries -- Cooper clover -- Biogeography -- Desert catfish -- Rising rivers and curious cops -- 8.Kidman Country: The Georgina and Diamantina Catchments -- Wet and dry catchments -- Glenormiston Station -- Goby monsters and monster gobies -- Classifying the critters -- Harsh country in the Diamantina -- Yellowbelly -- Three grunters - Barcoo, Welch's and banded -- 9.Stuck in the Middle: The Bulloo Catchment -- An enterprising farmer -- Government funding -- Changes in Australian agriculture -- Native fish in the Bulloo River -- 10.Things That Aren't Fish -- Yabbies, redclaw, crabs and shrimp --
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Down by the Riverside -- 1.A Little History -- Basins and catchments -- Ancient Lake Bungunnia -- Fish evolution -- Humans invade Australia -- Damming the Murray---Darling Basin -- 2.Big Nasty: The Carp Story -- Lake Cargelligo -- The Cyprinidae family -- The spread of Boolaran carp -- 3.The Alien Invasion -- The extinction threat -- First invaders in the 1860s -- Salmon and trout -- Goldfish and other cyprinids -- Redfin -- Gambusia -- Tropical fish -- 4.Hanging in There: Native Fish in the Murray-Darling -- Macquarie perch and the family Percichthyidae -- Commercial fishing and other impacts -- Electro-fishing -- Native species from the Lake Cargelligo system in the Lachlan catchment -- pt. II Way Out West -- 5.Sometimes Wet, Mostly Dry, Always Unpredictable -- Blacksoil country -- Logistics -- Rain and flood -- Geomorphology -- River regulation -- 6.Little Fish, Big Dunefield: The Mulligan River in the Simpson Desert --
Summary "I spend an inordinate amount of time grubbing around muddy waterholes and rivers, thinking about the why and how of fish that live in specific areas...Fish and deserts are unusual bedfellows, but that's the way it is." In Desert Fishing Lessons, Kerezsy takes us on a rollicking journey through our arid-zone waterways and introduces us to the tough-as-nails critters that live in them; he shows us that we have much to learn from our healthy desert rivers, presents a compelling case to preserve them, and, using them as his guide, he outlines ways in which we can prevent further degradation of the Murray-Darling
Analysis Australian
Environmental studies (Australia)
Fishing & field sports (Australia)
Natural history - general (Australia)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Also available online
Subject Fish communities -- Australia -- Lake Eyre Basin
Fish communities -- Australia -- Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
Fish communities.
Stream ecology -- Australia.
Watersheds -- Australia.
Eyre, Lake (S.A.)
Murray River Watershed (N.S.W.-S.A.)
LC no. 2012360989
ISBN 9781742582528 (paperback)