About 20 local children enjoyed a presentation on Murray crayfish as part of the Intereach Out of School Hours program recently.TYLA HARRINGTON July 22, 2014 3:45am
Narrandera Fisheries researcher Martin Asmus with (from left) Georgia Danckert, Lily Andrews and Bobby Hall.
It is important to teach children about native fish, according to Narrandera Fisheries research officer Martin Asmus who started with children attending the Intereach Out of School Hours program recently.
With help from Murray Local Land Services environment project officer Josh Campbell, Mr Asmus gave a presentation at the Intereach Family Centre in Trickett St.
In Deniliquin with his team sampling Murray crayfish in the Edward-Wakool River system, Mr Asmus allowed about 20 youngsters to get up close and personal with some crays.
Two adult and two baby crayfish were shown to the children.
Mr Asmus said engaging children is the ‘‘next best thing’’ to educating older anglers about crayfish rules and regulations.
‘‘I told the children that these are the guys who will look after the fish after we’ve stopped playing,’’ Mr Asmus said.
‘‘A lot of them hadn’t seen a crayfish before, but obviously being in Deniliquin some were familiar with them.’’
Mr Campbell said the children learnt how to tell a male crayfish from a female, as well as their life cycle.
‘‘It’s amazing how much they already knew,’’ he said.
‘‘We also spoke about crayfish monitoring in the Murray River and Edward-Wakool region.’’
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