Fishers needed to monitor Mandurah Artificial Reef

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A call has gone out to local recreational fishers to become a part of Peel Reef Vision, a world first marine citizen science program.

Recfishwest is set to launch Reef Vision in the Peel region this month saying it’s only missing one thing – you!  

Passionate and committed fishers are needed to help showcase the development and success of the Mandurah Artificial Reef and do their part for fishing and science.

Reef Vision is a research project that uses passionate fishers to collect vital and exciting footage of the fish and marine life on artificial reefs to assist in the monitoring and development of the reefs.

Volunteers throw specialised baited underwater camera systems out from their boat and record an hour of video footage over the artificial reefs while they are fishing.

This footage is later analysed by university researchers and students to see what fish are using the reefs.

Reef Vision is an excellent way to give back to the community, and volunteers have an opportunity to contribute to real science.

South West Reef Vision volunteers have thoroughly enjoyed their time out collecting footage of the Dunsborough and Bunbury reefs, and have even described the program as “a great excuse to go fishing.”

If you would like to be involved or find out more about Peel Reef Vision, email steph@recfishwest.org.au

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