The threatened species provisions of the Fisheries Management Act 1994 allow for the listing of fish
(freshwater, estuarine and marine), aquatic invertebrates and marine plants as threatened in NSW waters.
The definition of fish includes any marine, estuarine or freshwater fish or
other aquatic fauna (e.g., oysters, prawns, sharks, rays, starfish, insects and
worms), at any stage of their life history. It does not include whales, mammals, birds,
reptiles and amphibians.