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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

Hillarys School Excursion: Fisheries Management

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.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 14.12.2022

Fact Sheet: Western Rock Lobster

Colourful and protected by a strong carapace, the western rock lobster is one of the family of 'spiny' lobsters - and the target of WA's largest and most valuable fishery. This fact sheet explores the basic biology of the western rock lobster.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

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

Fact Sheet: Commercial Fishing

Where do you get your seafood?
Do you catch it, or is it handed over the fence by your fishing obsessed neighbour or do you buy it from your local fishmonger or supermarket?

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 18.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Match Up the Mess – Matching

Marine debris is the name given to rubbish that finds its way into our oceans and coastal environment. Try and match the pictures of common rubbish items with their description.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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