Our Community Education team ran a Professional Learning session on Thursday 13th May for teachers and other educators on ‘Managing our recreational fisheries.’

The educators gained an insight into the range of tools used to manage our recreational fisheries, such as size and bag limits, how they are applied and the science behind them. An increased understanding of the science and management behind our sustainable fisheries will in turn contribute to ensuring a sustainable future for WA’s aquatic resources.

The PL also included a discussion on the various risks to the sustainability of our fish resources, including increased population growth and demand on seafood, technology creep and climate change.

We had some great feedback from the session, including from three educators from the Dolphin Discovery Centre who drove all the way up from Bunbury saying it “was great and well worth their time spending four hours in the car to attend.”

The Community Education team deliver PL sessions for educators each school term about the valuable work DPIRD does to sustainably manage WA’s aquatic resources and ecosystems.

Participants testing out the Fisheries Management activity

Participants testing out the Fisheries Management activity