Seeds For Snapper - Volunteer Registration and Information Evening
For the second consecutive year, UWA School of Biological Sciences is facilitating the roll out of the Seeds For Snapper project with OzFish.
Cockburn Sound is a nursery habitat for baby snapper, calamari, whiting, blue swimmer crabs and many other fish species. A trial Project was conducted in 2018 to test the success of community members collecting floating Seagrass fruit for processing on-shore to separate the seed before the same volunteers dispersing the seeds in a predetermined location.
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED NOW
OzFish Unlimited is set to ramp up the Seeds for Snapper Project this November and are currently looking to recruit volunteers to get involved. Volunteers are needed to support the collection of fruit, processing of seed and dispersal. It is hoped that 1 million seeds can be processed, potentially restoring 10,000 m2 (1 Ha) of lost Seagrass habitat per year for the next three years.
As a volunteer, you will be trained in fruit collection, seed processing, digital record keeping and operational safety. The main activities will be occurring at the Cockburn Power Boat Club. Community volunteers are required to register below to be involved.
SEEDS FOR SNAPPER FAMILY SEEDING DAY
OzFish will be having a family Seeding Day where the public can help disperse the Seagrass seeds in a location offshore. The Cockburn Power Boat Club Open Day is a free family event with entertainment, displays and an opportunity to support our local fish habitat and try out boating.
Date: Saturday 23 November
Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Cockburn Powerboat Club, 28 Jervoise Bay Cove, Coogee WA