Bare Bones Fisheries Science

The Department of Fisheries is responsible for the sustainable management of Western Australia's fisheries, to ensure that we have Fish for the future.

In Bare Bones Fisheries Science, students learn how the Department of Fisheries manages the marine environment, and how fish dissections provide valuable research information that contributes to making informed management decisions.

kids performing dissection

Students get the opportunity to complete their own dissection, as well as collecting and recording information about the general biology of their fish. They also learn how to identify the sex of their fish and find out how research on fish gonads is vital in setting recreational fishing rules and regulations.

Bare Bones Fisheries Science is a great hands-on activity suitable for students in Years 6 - 12. To book your students in to this or any of our other education activities, contact MarineDiscoveryWest at the NMDC on 9203 0112.

Did you know?
Fish have calcium carbonate structures in their heads - called 'otoliths' - that contain growth rings, rather like those found in the trunks of trees. These rings are laid down at regular intervals so, by counting the rings, the age of a fish can be determined.

Did you know - Jellie