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We are talking to shore-based fishers in the Perth area about what they catch.
Wednesday 22 February 2017

Fishing survey health check of nearshore species

Our researchers are talking to recreational fishers about their catches as part of the 2017 survey of recreational shore-based fishers in the Perth area.

They will be interviewing people at beaches and groynes along the Perth metropolitan coastline from Ocean Reef to Woodman Point until 30 June 2017.

We are collecting information on the numbers of finfish you keep and release, along with length measurements of key nearshore species, including Australian herring, whiting species (including King George whiting) and tailor.

The results of this survey will complement other fish stock assessments we carry out, providing us with an even clearer picture of the health of Western Australia’s fisheries and aquatic ecosystems.

This information is critical to help us to ensure recreational fishing in WA is sustainable and remains some of the best in the world.

You can also play a key part in WA fisheries science by donating some of your fish skeletons to help with our long-term monitoring program of fish stocks.

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