Think Tank

How many fish are in the sea? While a farmer can count how many sheep they have in a paddock, how does a fisheries scientist count how many fish are in the sea? 

Scitech have collaborated with the Department of Fisheries to produce a vibrant display in the Think Tank area that highlights the important role science plays in managing our valuable fish resources.

Scientists aim to estimate the size of a fish population to ensure that there are fish for the future. This information helps in determining how many fish can be caught while maintaining healthy populations.

Unlike sheep, fish are difficult to count. To see how you can help scientists ensure fish for the future, and to celebrate WA science, this research will be on display until April.