Most fishers know how important snags are to natives fish such as Murray Cod and are aware of the wide spread clearance of snags from the Murray Darling Basin. Unfortunately many of our coastal rivers have also been heavily desnagged and with the vegetation cleared right up to the rivers edge, the future resource of snags has also been removed. Many estuarine species such as bream, estuary perch, mulloway and bass are heavily dependent on these snags for food and shelter. Fortunately some of our OzFish Chapters have already begun the important process of resnagging our coastal rivers.
This great video by Dylan van der Meulen at NSW DPI, reveals the abundance and diversity of species that a single snag can attract in an estuary.