THE SOUTH West Rocks professional beach haul fishers, in combination with OceanWatch Australia and the South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club, will hold its ninth annual 'Loaves and Fishes BBQ' on Good Friday.
The fishers will cook up delicious sea mullet fillets on the barbecue - and the community is warmly invited to come along for a great day out.
The Surf Club supplies the venue and a band for sweet beats down by the beach.
OceanWatch Australia helps with organising the day, and will display photos and information to help people better understand the history of the local beach haul fishery and how it operates.
Check out last year's beach shindig here
OceanWatch Australia is a national not-for-profit company that works to advance sustainability in the Australian seafood industry. OceanWatch's key activities involve:
* enhancing fish habitats and improving water quality in estuaries and coastal environments
* working with industry and local communities to minimise environmental impacts
* and, introducing industry and communities to sustainable technologies and behaviours.
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Since its establishment in 1989, OceanWatch Australia has managed and administered a broad range of successful projects to improve environmental practices, protect threatened marine species, reduce by-catch, introduce sustainable technologies, change behaviours and restore important marine habitats.
OceanWatch and the local SWR beach haul crew have had a long association, working on many projects together, ranging from scientific research on issues such as by-catch reduction, through to community extension activities.
Local fishers involved in the Loaves and Fishes are recognised through the OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program, completing responsible and sustainable fishing practices training and assessment.
The SWR Surf Club is the ideal venue for the 'Loaves and Fishes' community engagement event. The day will start at 11am at the Surf Club and run through to 3pm ... or when the fish run out. Last year's band The Ghost Road Boys will be back again this year.
The Easter egg raffle will be great, so a grab ticket. A gold coin donation is appreciated for the fish sandwich and the entertainment, with all proceeds donated to the Surf Club.