Freshwater Sawfish (photo: Peter Kyne)

Supporting management of listed and rare species

NAMRA researcher

Our work is part of the Marine Biodiversity Hub project ‘Supporting Management of Listed and Rare Species’, a collaboration between Charles Darwin University, Northern Territory Fisheries and CSIRO, led by Dr Peter Kyne.

This project will improve the understanding and management of data-poor, rarely-encountered, threatened riverine and estuarine shark and ray (elasmobranch) species, through the development of innovative population monitoring and integrated assessment strategies.

Threatened sawfishes (Pristis species) and river sharks (Glyphis species) of northern Australia represent the focal species, with an initial focus on Freshwater Sawfish Pristis microdon and Speartooth Shark Glyphis glyphis in several selected rivers of the Northern Territory. More information is available from the Sawfish Project at NERP - Marine .