Jurien FADs Project
3 FADs were deployed off Jurien on the 15th Jan 2013. Here are the coordinates;
WAUC North 30° 13.0576' S 114° 34.6623' E
WAUC Central 30° 17.5194' S 114° 36.1417' E
WAUC South 30° 21.6075' S 114° 37.2768' E
The idea of a community-managed FADs project originated on FW, and we successfully constructed our initial FAD with purely community resources. The project was managed by Jamie Moir for WA Undersea, after a grant was successfully secured through Recfish West's Small Grant Program.
Fishwrecked members contributed; Browny donated rope. Grantarctic did some welding. Sunshine donated some cash. Sea-Kem got some galvanising done. Southcity104 did some painting
WA Undersea did a lot more than just receive and spend money. We received the following assistance from members; Cameron N-L designed the current FAD. Byron Smith and Raymond Hill did a lot of splicing Ben Kent came up to help us launch (and operated the camera when he had a spare minute).
If you contributed and and are as-yet uncredited, just get in touch over the details ;) We still have some leftover bits and pieces up in Jurien and hope to deploy another inshore FAD between the banks, will keep you posted about that ;)