Don’t Dump That Fish

Students from Willetton Senior High School have been recognised for their hard work in raising awareness of the risks of dumping non-native fish species.

The students won the Don’t Dump That Fish video competition, run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife in conjunction with the Department of Fisheries.

Fisheries Minister Ken Baston presented the students with a certificate as they took part in a cruise on the Swan and Canning rivers.

It is important not to release aquarium fish in WA’s rivers and lakes or drains which lead into waterways.

Not only can some of those fish out-compete native species by consuming their food and taking up their habitat, they can also spread disease.

Minister Baston said the video competition has been a great way to engage young people to help protect our native fish populations from the introduction and spread of exotic fish species.

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