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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: 27.10.2022

Poster: Demersal Scalefish

There are over 3,000 species of bony fish that have been recorded in Western Australia. Of these, the most highly sought after by recreational and commercial fishers are the demersal scalefish - fish that live on or near the sea floor.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Sergeants and Seahorse – Colour In

Colour me in.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Clownfish – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. This fish has a special relationship with a sea anemone.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Mola Sunfish – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. I am one of the heaviest fish in the world. Can you guess what species I am?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Fish out of Water – Maze

Can you help the flying fish fly through the maze and avoid predators?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Dot-to-Dot: Blue Tang

Who is swimming around the coral?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fishy Fun Sheet: Coral Fish – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. What is swimming in the sea?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Potato Cod

The captivating potato cod is truly a giant of the fish kingdom. Its massive size and homebody nature draws divers who are looking for a story to tell about their underwater adventure.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Tailor

Tailor are one of the most popular recreational fishing species along the west coast of Western Australia. Learn more about what fisheries' scientists know of tailor from more than 15 years worth of data collection on this species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Threadfin Salmon

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker-like pectoral filaments, threadfins are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species. Find out more about the biology of these weird looking fish and the commercial fishery in this fact sheet.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Fact Sheet: Estuary Cod

Found in the tropical and warm temperate marine waters of the Indo-Pacific, many estuary cod are caught accidentally by anglers seeking mangrove jack and barramundi in creeks, or emperors over inshore reefs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 09.06.2022

Student Worksheet: Extraction to analysis

This worksheet is associated with the Lesson: Ageing fish

Resource type: Student WorksheetLast updated: 26.05.2022

Fact Sheet: Fish ageing

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has the largest collection of fish ages in Australia after fisheries scientists recently recorded the 350,000th entry (November 2018). The database held at the Western Australian Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories dates back to 1990 (and earlier for some species) with species ranging from small estuarine to large marine fish.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2022

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 5)

Students will investigate the features of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Lesson: What’s a Fish? (Year 1)

Students will investigate the external characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 30.03.2022

Lesson: What’s a Fish (Year 3)

Students will investigate the characteristics of fish.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 24.03.2022

Presentation: Reading sectioned Black Bream otoliths

This presentation is associated with the Lesson: Counting rings

Resource type: PresentationLast updated: 15.09.2021

Fact Sheet: Fish Anatomy

Fishes are a large and varied group of aquatic animals. Worldwide, there are over 32,000 described species, with over 4,400 in Australia (Australian Museum).

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.08.2021

Poster: Species Identification – Gascoyne Bioregion

The Gascoyne coast region contains over 100 species of demersal and pelagic marine finish that are caught by recreational fishers. These are some of the region's most popular and sought-after fish species.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 02.08.2021

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