Condition of fish communities in NSW

The condition of fish communities in NSW has been mapped. The map is derived from the three condition indicators of Expectedness, Nativeness and Recruitment built from a number of NSW DPI Fisheries datasets.

The indicators and the overall fish condition metric have been produced from sampled reaches using a suite of environmental variables extracted from the National Hydrological Geospatial Fabric Version 2 environmental attribute tables (NHGFV 2).

Outcomes rate the condition of fish communities as Very Good, Good, Moderate, Poor or Very Poor.

All users of this map should note there are limitations related to the data, methods and techniques used to produce the condition of Fish Communities Status of NSW map.

The Fish Communities and Threatened Species Distributions of NSW report  contains full details of the methodology for data acquisition, limitations, modeling and production of the Fish Community Status of NSW map.