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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

School Excursions: Metropolitan region education program

Download the Metropolitan region education program for Hillarys based excursions.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Aquatic Natural Resource Management

An introduction to your excursion ...

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Bringing the Beach to You

This activity is the indoor version of the Beach Exploration.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Beach Exploration

Explore Hillarys Beach and discover...

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Scientific Sand Sculptures

Build sandcastles with a difference!

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Fishing for Sustainability

In this interactive session, students will try their hand at our simulated fishing activity and observe the effects of fishing pressure on our fish stocks.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 30.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Fishy Features

You can tell a lot about a fish by its external anatomy (the way it looks) - such as where it lives, how it feeds, and how it moves through the water.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast 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

Hillarys School Excursion: Fish Dissection

Learn why fisheries scientists dissect fish and how extracting the ear bones of bony fish provides information that is used to assess the health of fish stocks.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Aquaculture 101

Delve into the world of WA's shellfish farming with a tour of the Department's aquaculture laboratory.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Classifying Creatures

Why are sea sponges classified as animals? Why is seaweed not a true plant? How is a mussel related to a cuttlefish?

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Fish Dissection – Senior Secondary

Learn why fisheries scientists dissect fish and how extracting the ear bones of bony fish provides information that is used to assess the health of fish stocks.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Science of Sampling

How does a fisheries scientist determine how many fish are in the sea?

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Fishy Features – Adapting to their Environment

The Department plays an important role in managing our aquatic natural resources sustainably.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

Hillarys School Excursion: Reef Transect

As well as a variety of fish species, many common invertebrate species live close to the shore.

Resource type: School ExcursionLast updated: 29.04.2021

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: Cleaning Station

There are many symbiotic relationships between organisms in the marine environment, which can have either beneficial or detrimental effects.

Resource type: Fun Fact SheetLast updated: 15.04.2021

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