26 OCTOBER 2022 | Jetty owners boost shellfish numbers in Western Australia
Private jetty owners in the Peel-Harvey estuary, near Mandurah, are playing a key role in helping us to boost shellfish numbers and support native fish populations in the region. We engaged members of the local community, including more than 50 jetty owners, to get directly involved in our innovative habitat restoration initiative. Called ‘Pimp My Jetty’, it involved owners agreeing to host a hanging shellfish habitat under their private jetty. OzFish volunteers then constructed and installed eco-friendly hanging habitats, made of natural rope, at 51 jetties across the area.