Snapper Guardians’ snapper release, a Sound success!

The second release of the Snapper Guardians program was another huge success, with plenty more fish going into the waters of Cockburn Sound.

WATCH: Community helps release more snapper

 The community came out in force as an estimated 800 people – comprising of mums, dads, kids, grandparents and fishing lovers – turned up to release 3000 juvenile pink snapper.

This was in addition to the 47,000 fish released two weeks prior to the Snapper Guardians fish release.

The release went smoothly with hundreds of families turning up to release fish. This event shows just how much the community cares and are willing to roll up their sleeves, show stewardship and to give back to the environment which supports their fishing.

Cockburn Sound’s pink snapper stocks are one of the most important fisheries in WA as these waters are home to the largest spawning aggregations of snapper on the West Coast.

Fishing for pinkies off the Perth coast is continually improving and we believe this fishery could be the best pink snapper fishery in Australia.

To-date, 100,000 pink snapper have been grown out and released through the Snapper Guardians program.

Snapper Guardians is just one of many Recfishwest led initiatives working towards improving habitat and fish stocks which build better environments, that support your fishing.

Recfishwest look forward to next year’s Snapper Guardian Release event, which like this year, has been made possible thanks to funding from the State Government.

Hundreds of people came to help at the latest Snapper Guardians.