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Happy Fish, Happy Fishers

The OzFish Hunter Chapter are working in collaboration with Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network, Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council and Lake Macquarie City Council to rehabilitate Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay. The project will plant 1,200 native species with the hope to improve the terrestrial and estuarine environments and, ultimately, improve the recreational fishing area.

Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay are important areas of Lake Macquarie as they are home to coastal saltmarsh which are threatened in NSW. Providing shelter and habitat for juvenile fish will allow us to keep these areas vibrant with fish, keeping our recreational fishers happy with more bites!

Working together to save our Coastal Saltmarsh

Working in collaboration with the Indigenous community will help us understand and promote the importance of caring for country and looking after country.

Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council made this possible for us, and we were able to integrate an Indigenous component and gain an understanding of the importance of this location.

We aim to bring people together so we can help protect and restore these incredible ecosystems!


SEPTEMBER 2022 | Conservation Groups Combine To Make A Difference

More than 1,000 native trees and bushes have been planted around Salts Bay and Black Neds Bay in Swansea NSW, in a move that will boost Lake Macquarie’s delicate saltmarsh habitat, support native fish and improve recreational fishing.   OzFish, Australia’s recreational fishing charity, in partnership with Landcare NSW has delivered the project as part of a state-wide initiative to deliver habitat restoration across NSW waterways. It is one of 15 similar collaborative projects currently underway and is aimed at improving the quality and ecology of waterways, while empowering anglers and residents to play a key role in looking after them.   

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DECEMBER 2021 | Saltmarsh Rehab Set To Flourish In Lake Macquarie Thanks To Council Grant

More than 1200 native trees and bushes will be planted around Salt Bay and Black Neds Bay in Swansea to rehabilitate the delicate ecosystem and improve recreational fishing. The joint initiative by conservation charity OzFish Unlimited and Lake Macquarie Landcare Volunteer Network is one of six projects to receive funding under Lake Macquarie City Council’s Community Environment Grants program.

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This project was made possible by the OzFish-Landcare NSW partnership with funding support from the NSW Recreational Fishing Trusts and Lake Macquarie Council Community Environment Grants.