Keen fishers and environmentalists are encouraged to help with habitat restoration projects in Adelaide and the Fleurieu Peninsula.
The ‘Seeds for Snapper’ initiative relies on volunteers to help improve seagrass ecosystems.
Significant areas of seagrass meadows have been lost from South Australia’s coastline, causing a hugely detrimental impact on local native fish populations.
As well as providing an important habitat for fish, seagrasses also help to stabilise soil and sediment on the ocean floor, helping to protect Australia’s shorelines from erosion and storms.
They also store carbon and nutrients, which helps to improve water quality and clarity – a hectare of seagrass stores 35 times more carbon than a hectare of rainforest.
OzFish commenced its work with the project in Adelaide in 2020 and is about to expand to the Fleurieu Peninsula.
To find out more head to the Seeds for Snapper website.
Hear project officer Rachel Williams telling Adam Connelly and Jennie Lenman about the initiative via the audio play window below: