A shellfish life
Native shellfish reefs – including oysters and mussels – are Australia’s most threatened marine ecosystem.
Once the reefs or mussel beds become fully established they encourage other animals and plants to recolonise the area which as a knock on benefit for populations and fish.
Lotterywest is supporting the future and health of Perth’s Swan-Canning Estuary with a restoration campaign.
More than $1.2 million from Lotterywest will go towards assisting The Nature Conservancy’s Swan River Revitalisation Project in improving the Estuary’s health and restoration of lost shellfish reefs.
Tony Jupp from the Nature Conservancy said the project will be of huge benefit for nature within WA.
“Oysters and mussels are excellent filers of water… an individual oyster can filter a bath tub full of water every couple of days,” he said.
“So you put millions of them back into the eco system, they will filter away removing silt, other particles and algae from the water.
“Once the reefs or mussel beds become fully established they encourage other animals and plants to recolonise the area, which is a knock on benefit for populations and fish.”
By playing Lotterywest games, you have helped make the dream of a flourishing ecosystem in our rivers come to life, making this already great state, greater.
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