The Freshwater Fish Group has been successful in receivomg State Government NRM funding to continue the collaborative project (with funding partners Swan River Trust and the City of Swan) tackling the infestation of the South American Pearl Cichlid in Bennett Brook (Swan River catchment).  The project, that will be guided by the Pearl Cichlid Management Group that also includes representatives from Department of Fisheries, Department of Water, Department of Environment and Conservation, Department of Planning and Infrastructure, South East Regional Centre of Urban Landcare, and the Perth Cichlid Society) will complete a full year analysis of the biology of the species to determine its impact, determine if it is self-maintaining in other systems, and help to implement a containment and eradication program.