Welcome to the first edition of Freshwater Guardian!
Our new and exciting newsletter aims to inform you about our work and the research being conducted in WA’s unique freshwater ecosystems.
Our Freshwater Ecosystems research section consists of a team of 14 staff based at three locations: the WA Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratory at Hillarys, the Aquaculture and Native Fish Breeding Laboratory located at the University of Western Australia’s Shenton Park Field Centre, and the Pemberton Freshwater Research Centre.
The research team works in partnership with the Department's compliance and policy staff to ensure the sustainability of the environmental, social and economic values of WA’s unique freshwater fish fauna and the ecosystems they live in. Our main areas of responsibility are:
- managing our iconic marron and trout recreational freshwater fisheries;
- conservation of the fish biodiversity of our freshwater ecosystems; and
- managing the aquatic biosecurity of our freshwater ecosystems.
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