Help Recfishwest release snapper into wild this weekend

Help Recfishwest release snapper into wild this weekend

THE community is invited to take part in the release of 3000 baby pink snapper this Saturday after the event was postponed from last weekend because of the bad weather.

It is part of the release of 50,000 juvenile pink snapper into Cockburn Sound this month, the second instalment of Recfishwest’s Snapper Guardians.

Baby snapper collected as eggs from the wild were hatched and raised in the Australian Centre for Applied Aquaculture Research’s facilities.

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“Cockburn Sound’s pink snapper stock is one of the most important fish stocks in WA – these waters are home to the largest spawning aggregations of this species on the West Coast,” Recfishwest chief executive Andrew Rowland said.