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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

Lesson: Fishing ethics

Students will gain an understanding of the social and economic benefits of recreational fishing to the community, and learn how to apply sustainable behaviours and attitudes when fishing and caring for the marine environment.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 10.05.2021

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

Fact Sheet: Blue Threadfin

With their goggling, oddly placed eyes and their whisker like pectoral filaments, blue threadfin are one of the weirder looking Western Australian fish species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Green Mud Crab

Prized by recreational fishers for their impressive size and delicious taste, green mud crabs are targeted by fishers throughout tropical Australia.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Blackspot tuskfish

Found across tropical Australia, Blackspot tuskfish are a hard fighting and highly prized table fish, popular with recreational fishers as they can be caught close to shore.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Barcheek Coral Trout

Found in the western tropical Pacific, coral trout are prized for their striking appearance and large mouths with multiple rows of sharp teeth.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 31.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Brown Mud Crab

Thought to be the green mud crab for many years; it wasn't until 1998, that the brown mud crab was recognised as a distinct species.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 27.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Fisheries Management

In fisheries management, the term fish is used to describe a range of aquatic resources including finfish, sharks, crustaceans and molluscs.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 26.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Cambridge Gulf

The Pentecost, Durack, King, Ord and Forrest rivers converge into an estuary system to form a vast swirling mass of crocodile-infested muddy water - collectively referred to as the Cambridge Gulf.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 17.05.2020

Fact Sheet: Ord River

The East Kimberley is home to the impressive Ord River, a 650 kilometre long watercourse with an expansive catchment area of around 55,100 square kilometres.

Resource type: Fact SheetLast updated: 12.05.2020

Fun Fact Sheet: Yellowlip Emperor – Indian Ocean Territories

The common name 'sweetlip' is used in the Indian Ocean Territories to describe a couple of emperor species - the orange-striped emperor and the yellowlip emperor.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

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

Fun Fact Sheet: Giant Trevally

Of the large trevally family, the most well-known is the Giant Trevally.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 01.04.2020

Lesson: Learning limestone

Students will investigate the characteristics of limestone.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.02.2020

Lesson: Introduction to the Intertidal

Students will learn about the rocky intertidal zone, the organisms that live there, and the challenges they face to survive.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 06.02.2020

Lesson: Go Fishing

Students will attempt to manage a sustainable fishery with pressures from increasing technology and fishing efficiency.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 03.10.2019

Lesson: Fishing Chasey

Students will simulate a commercial fishing operation to learn the importance of managing commercial fisheries in an ecologically sustainable manner.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 03.10.2019

Lesson: Fishing stories

Students will share stories about themselves or people they know to convey the social values of recreational fishing and coastal recreational activities in Western Australia.

Resource type: LessonLast updated: 22.08.2019

Fun Fact Sheet: Abalone

Abalone are a gastropod mollusc. The ear-shaped shell of an abalone is hard and rough on the outside to protect the animal from predators, and smooth and shiny on the inside to protect the soft body from damage.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 07.06.2019

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