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Increasing community awareness of feral fish in the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetland. Report for Coastwest

Tweedley, J.R., Beatty, S.J., Allen, M. and Lymbery, A. (2013) Increasing community awareness of feral fish in the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetland. Report for Coastwest. Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.

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Abstract

Introduced fishes are a major threat to the ecological health of the Vasse-Wonnerup Wetland. Having recently completed an extensive 18 month removal program, it is imperative that we minimise future introductions to the system. This is best done by implementing a community education program. As such, this project produced and distributed a leaflet to allow people to identify native and introduced fishes and provide advice on how to dispose of unwanted aquarium fish to avoid them being introduced to local waterways. We then held a community workshop to launch the leaflet and raise local awareness. Copies of this leaflet are now with local government/management and NRM groups, pet stores in the Busselton area and available for download from a number of websites.

Publication Type: Report
Murdoch Affiliation: Centre for Fish and Fisheries Research
Fish Health Unit
Publisher: Murdoch University
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/23849
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