This interactive activity gives students an overview of some of the fisheries management tools the Department applies to recreational fishing activity to sustainably manage our aquatic resources.

Students are asked to perform tasks involving identifying, measuring, recording and making judgements of simulated catches for a range of fisheries.

The role of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is to conserve, develop sustainably and share the use of the State’s aquatic resources and their ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations.

In Western Australia, over 600,000 people participate in recreational fishing each year. Unlike managing animal populations on land, it is much harder to see the impact that this has on fish populations.

There are a number of rules and regulations that recreational fishers have to remember when going fishing. These are designed to ensure that fisheries in Western Australia are sustainable and that we have fish for the future.

Cost $5.00 per student