Cockburn Sound – an incredible fishery on Perth’s doorstep. Continue reading “Seeding the Sound’s snapper sanctuary back to health”
Recfishwest cautiously welcomed last week’s announcement by Ports Minister Rita Saffioti about the State Government investing $13.5 million in a multi-year marine science research program focusing on Cockburn Sound. Continue reading “State Government’s $13.5 million Cockburn Sound science commitment welcome but overdue”
UPDATE: 2021 Snapper Guardians CANCELLED due to COVID-19 restrictions Continue reading “UPDATE: 2021 Snapper Guardians event this Saturday – CANCELLED”
Divers, families, boaties and fishers are being urged rally around next month for a community-driven seeding project to restore Cockburn Sound’s seagrass – an important nursery ground for many fish species. Continue reading “One million seeds to rejuvenate Cockburn Sound’s seagrass snapper sanctuary”
Hundreds of keen fishers gathered at the Cockburn Power Boats Club to learn about the latest fishing techniques and science around the ever-popular Cockburn Sound pink snapper fishery. Continue reading “Anglers show their passion for pinkies at Cockburn Power Boats Club night”
Recfishwest is bitterly disappointed that our persistent and serious concerns around any development on Cockburn Sound’s environment and fish stocks have been repeatedly ignored by the Westport Taskforce. Continue reading “Cockburn Sound’s pink snapper stocks on the line after State Government accepts Taskforce’s flawed report”
For many metropolitan fishers, Cockburn Sound is an important and treasured fishery on the city’s doorstep. Continue reading “Cockburn Sound: Why it’s in a poor state and what we are doing to restore it to health”
Recfishwest has long-maintained that Cockburn Sound is an important and treasured fishery for many metropolitan fishers. Read the 20-year timeline below of our fight to protect the fishery on Perth’s doorstep.
What an awesome turn-out for Snapper Guardians 2020 – the biggest and best yet!
Hundreds of fishing families turned up to help us release 5,000 juvenile pink snapper into Cockburn Sound – showing how much they value the Sound and the fantastic fishery on Perth’s doorstep it supports. A massive thanks from us for all your support – it is a privilege for us at Recfishwest to be able run this event with the community.
The new Minister for Fisheries Peter Tinley came down with his family to show his and the Government’s support for this important initiative and we would like to thank the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) for collecting the eggs, hatching and rearing the fish in their aquaculture tanks and bringing the fish down on the day. We’d also like to thank our volunteers and our supporting partners Santos and Shimano Australia, who all helped make it happen.
Rest assured, we’ll be doing all we can to ensure this great event can happen again next year, the year after and for many years to come. Check out the gallery below – the big smiles everywhere says it all!
Check out some of the action!
We are delighted to announce the Snapper Guardians event will go ahead again this year at Woodman Point in Cockburn Sound on Saturday, 8 February.