department of fisheries
March 8th, 2016
Murdoch University scientists involved in a project to restock the Swan and Canning Rivers with Western School Prawns have identified a key predator of the juveniles and are using their research findings to maximise prawn survival rates.
March 31st, 2015
Researchers have discovered that the range of one of Western Australia’s rarest freshwater fishes, Balston’s Pygmy Perch, could have declined by as much as 25 per cent.
March 11th, 2015
Murdoch University researchers monitoring the condition of the Swan Canning Estuary say last year’s fish results have disproved claims the Swan-Canning Estuary is ‘dead’.
April 3rd, 2014
New research from Murdoch University scientists has revealed that around 500 dolphins have been caught in the Pilbara trawl fishery in the past decade.
November 15th, 2013
The nation’s leading marine scientists gathered last week to discuss threats to Western Australia’s unique freshwater fish species.
August 19th, 2013
Murdoch University and collaborators have developed future models for managing the Peel-Harvey estuary to help prevent further decline in its ecosystem health.
November 2nd, 2012
Murdoch University researchers have caught bottlenose dolphins on camera repeatedly raiding trawler fishing nets for food in northern Western Australia.
October 18th, 2012
Murdoch University researchers have helped to secure an $850,000 grant to conserve three species of endangered fresh water fish native to the South-West of Western Australia.
September 21st, 2012
Professor Norm Hall has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science for his significant contribution to the statistical modelling of fish stocks.
June 27th, 2012
The world’s largest Pearl Cichlidwas recently captured in a Beechboro lake. It joins records of a range of giant feral fish caught in WA fresh waters over the past 12 months.