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  • Ep 46 – Matt Hansen: Making a Difference and the Impacts Facing Our Native Fish in the Murray Darling Basin

If you have a passion for freshwater fish, especially the mighty Murray Cod… this is a MUST LISTEN episode! I was lucky enough to talk to Matt Hansen who has an incredible passion for protecting our native fish and their habitat. He has a drive to do good in this world and we need more people like Matt.

In this episode we talk all about the impacts facing our native fish, and just how bad the situation is. Matt also shares his back story and how both the Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association (IWRA) and the Burrendong Classic started.

Matt’s message needs to be shared and heard by every freshwater angler. Please listen to this entire episode… put it on during a long car drive and share it with all your friends.


In this episode:

Drought in central west NSW and 2019 fish rescues (7:00)

Why Matt has such a passion for protecting our native fisheries (23:00)

Issues facing native fish in the Murray Darling Basin (28:00)

  • Pumps sucking out native fish (29:00)
  • Fish passage (37:30)

Can we make change? (40:00)

The story behind Inland Waterways Rejuvenation Association (IWRA) and the Burrendong Classic (48:30)

Riparian Zone and how important it is for our rivers (1:00:00)

Conversation about a better future for our fisheries (1:14:00)

Cold water pollution and the Burrendong Dam Curtain (1:24:30)

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