Seagrass meadows are an important nursery ground for countless fish and species of marine life, including pink snapper, King George whiting, herring, Western rock lobster, prawns, squid, and blue swimmer crabs.
With more than 85% of seagrass meadows having been lost from Cockburn Sound in the last century, OzFish’s Seeds for Snapper project aims to restore these meadows in hopes to create a healthy habitat to support a growing number of native fish.
Seeds for Snapper is driven by the hundreds of volunteers who help make this project be the largest of its kind in Australia.
As boaters, we will provide you with nets and buckets so that you will be able to collect any fruits you see floating on the top of the water. Our OzFish team members and volunteers will be ready to receive the fruits you hand us back at the boat ramp and take them to the tanks to ripen. You will also help us disperse the seeds back into selected parts of Cockburn Sound.