Hatchery Grown Snapper to be Released

THOUSANDS of juvenile pink snapper will be released into Cockburn Sound tomorrow.

Recfishwest has grown the fish in a hatchery, but now believe they are big enough to survive being released into the ocean.

Nursing them to their current size cost $25,000, with the public helping to cover those costs through crowd-funding.

The aim of the exercise, known as the Snapper Guardian Project, is to improve understanding of the species and secure pink snapper stocks into the future.

The launch will take place at Woodman Point, adjacent to the Cockburn Power Boats Association, at 10am.