HUNDREDS of fishing families turned out for the Snapper Guardians 2020 event to help release 5,000 juvenile pink snapper into Cockburn Sound, WA.
The strong turnout showed how much the community values the Sound and the fantastic fishery on Perth’s doorstep.
The new Minister for Fisheries Peter Tinley attended the event with his family to show his and the government’s support for the important initiative.
The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) collected the eggs, and was responsible for hatching and rearing the fish in their aquaculture tanks and bringing the fish down on the day.
Recfishwest volunteers supported the event along with supporting partners Santos and Shimano Australia.
For more information: recfishwest.org.au