The future of the 
world's rarest fish is in 



Handfish Conservation Project

The Handfish Conservation Project was established in 2018 to implement a recovery plan 
for three Critically Endangered species of handfish; the Red Handfish, Spotted Handfish, and Ziebell's Handfish. 
Known only from southern Tasmania, Australia, these handfish are faced with increasing levels of habitat destruction and loss, pollution, impacts associated with invasive species, and climate change. 
Improving our understanding of these fishes and the ways their habitats are changing is essential to their recovery and conservation. 
Learn more about the Project 

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