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Hillarys School Excursion: Aquaculture 101

In this activity, students learn about the benefits and limitations of aquaculture as a farming technique. Students will also learn about Western Australia’s key aquaculture species, the types of aquaculture systems used across the state, and the practiced used to manage the organisms in these systems.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 26.04.2023

Fact Sheet: Algae – Green, Red and Brown

Algae are a diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are the foundation of almost all marine food chains. This fact sheet briefly outlines the three main groups of algae (green, red, and brown algae) and describes how algae differs from plants. Check out the related resources below for further information.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 14.12.2022

Fact Sheet: Abalone

Abalone are a family of reef-dwelling marine snails which are the target in Western Australia of a lucrative export commercial fishery and one of the world's shortest recreational fishing seasons.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Aquaculture in Western Australia

Despite Western Australia’s long coastline, our aquaculture industry is small by global standards – but it is growing and diversifying, with exciting opportunities on the horizon.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fact Sheet: Aquaculture – feeding the world

Aquaculture is the breeding, hatching, culturing or harvesting of aquatic organisms. It is similar to agriculture, but involves marine plants and animals instead of land based crops and livestock.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fact Sheet: How does aquaculture work?

Aquaculture may be conducted in coastal ocean waters, freshwater ponds and rivers, and even on land in tanks. Operators range from ‘hobby farmers’ to large, international corporations. It can be categorised according to the type of aquatic environment (eg. fresh, brackish or marine water), the type of production system used (eg. pond, cage, pen, raft, etc.), the level of intensity (extensive, intensive) or the type of organism cultured (eg. fish, crustaceans, molluscs etc.).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 21.04.2021

Fun Fact Sheet: Mullet (Cocos Keeling Islands)

Two species of mullet are found in the lagoon at Cocos (Keeling) Islands; diamond scale mullet and sea mullet.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Fact Sheet: Seagrasses

Seagrasses support highly productive and diverse ecosystems. These specialised marine plants are vitally important in the coastal environment because they are a source of food and shelter, oxygenate water, trap sand and recycle nutrients; and provide breeding habitats and nursery areas for many marine organisms.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.10.2019

Fact Sheet: Algae

Algae are an extremely diverse group of photosynthetic organisms that are the basis for almost all food chains in the world's oceans.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Estuary Eutrophication – Word Search

Estuary Eutrophication - Use your best detective skills to find the hidden words in the puzzle.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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