200 volunteers


1000 hours


4050 seeds


Replicating previous restoration efforts

A previous partnership between OzFish Unlimited, Green Adelaide and community members, tested the success of using volunteers to collect seagrass fruit for processing onshore, before dispersing seed back into the ocean for it to establish into seagrass meadows.

A new restoration site for South Australia

As a result of the lessons learned, the Seeds for Snapper Fleurieu Peninsula program was developed. Volunteers contributed to all areas of the project including fruit collection, processing, delivery to the seafloor and monitoring.  The project also increased community understanding and awareness of the ecological importance of seagrass.

Community supports leads to success

The project was widely supported by the community, local government and businesses who contributed to the project in-kind. Over 200 volunteers participated in project activities contributing more than 1000 hours to collect and return 4050 seagrass seeds to project sites.


25 JANUARY 2023 | Seagrass restoration scales up in South Australia thanks to volunteers

The restoration of South Australia’s vitally important seagrass meadows is a step closer after the incredible efforts of our recreational fishers and local communities.   Across both of our ‘Seeds for Snapper’ projects in South Australia, along Adelaide’s metropolitan coastline and on the Fleurieu Peninsula, more than 700 local rec fishers and people got involved. Together, they dedicated more than 3,380 volunteer hours to harvest and deploy more than 18,700 seagrass seeds in over 630 biodegradable sandbags.

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20 OCTOBER 2022 | Restoring seagrass meadows along South Australia’s coastline

We’re urging South Australians to once again support our seagrass restoration initiative in the state to play a key role in improving water quality, protecting the state’s coastline and boosting native fish numbers in local waters.  Our ‘Seeds for Snapper’ seagrass restoration initiative returns to Adelaide’s Gulf St Vincent for its third year. This year, the project will also be supported by an iconic sight on the waters off Adelaide – the One and All tall ship. 

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This project is supported by Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board with funding from the South Australian Government’s Landscapes Priorities Fund, and BCF – Boating, Camping, Fishing. Project partners include City of Victor Harbor, Alexandrina Council, South Australian Research and Development Institute, RecFishSA, Government of South Australia – Department for Environment and Water, SA Water, Environment Protection Authority, and Aquatic Biosecurity.