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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

Poster: Bycatch, trawling and sustainability

Bycatch is the accidental capture of unwanted or non-targeted plants, fish or other animals. Even the average recreational fisher finds it difficult to prevent bycatch.

Resource type: PosterLast updated: 30.04.2021

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: 29.04.2021

Fishy Fun Sheet: Snapper and Dhufish – Colour In

Colour me in. Pink snapper and Western Australian dhufish are demersal (bottom dwelling) fish. They are capable of reaching ages of 40 years and grow to over 1m in length.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 29.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Australian Herring

Owing to similarities in shape, adult herring can easily be confused with juvenile Australian salmon.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 06.05.2020

Fishy Fun Sheet: Fishy Destiny – Maze

Follow the a-maze-ing journey of Freddy the fish.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 27.04.2020

Fishy Fun Sheet: Australian Herring – Colour In

Colour me in. The Australian herring can be found nearshore (close to the coast), in estuaries and inshore reefs. They are very similar in appearance to juvenile salmon but herring have a much larger eye and black tips on their tail.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 27.04.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Asian Paddle Crab

The Asian paddle crab, also know as the Lady Crab, is an introduced crab that usually lives in the waters off South East Asia.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Blue Ringed Octopus

Blue ringed octopus are one of Australia’s most venomous (poisonous) creatures.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Who Am I – Demersal Matching

Who am I? See if you can match up the pictures with the name of the demersal fish.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Pearl Oyster – Maze

The WA pearl oyster fishery is the only remaining significant wild-stock fishery for pearl oysters in the world. Can you help the diver find the pearl oyster beds?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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

Fishy Fun Sheet: Healthy Habitats – Demersal – Find Difference

Where an animal lives (or its habitat) is very important, as it provides food, shelter and a nursery area where the animal can have offspring.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Healthy Habitats – Crab – Find Difference

Where an animal lives (or its habitat) is very important, as it provides food, shelter and a nursery area where the animal can have offspring.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Indian Ocean Territories – Word Search

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

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Bycatch – Word Search

Bycatch, trawling and sustainability. Use your best detective skills to find the hidden words in the puzzle.

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Marine Species of IOTs – Word Search

Marine Species of the Indian Ocean Territories - Can you find the 18 common marine animals found in the IOTs in the word sleuth?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Key Fishery Species of WA North – Word Search

Key Fishery Species of Western Australia - Can you find the 25 WA fishery species in the word sleuth?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Squid – Dot-to-Dot

Dot-to-dot. I move through the water tail first instead of head first, what am I?

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

Fishy Fun Sheet: Western Rock Lobster – Colour In

Colour me in. Western rock lobster are sometimes called crayfish or crays. They can live for over 20 years and reach sizes over 5 kilograms!

Resource type: Fishy Fun SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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