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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 10 September 2020

Shore-based metro survey wrapped up

We recently wrapped up our Shore-Based Metropolitan Survey for the seventh year, which provides data on fishing effort, harvest rate and total catch for key nearshore species.

From February to June, our researchers interviewed shore fishers along 60km of the Perth metro coast to measure their catch and ask questions about their fishing activity. Since the survey began we’ve interviewed 22,075 recreational fishers.

View the infographic  for data on survey methods, results and species caught.

This year, social distancing measures meant that catch data was restricted in April, however we were still able to collect effort data for the duration of the survey period by counting fishers. This provided valuable information into the shore-based recreational fishing effort during COVID-19.

For more information, contact us by emailing research.survey@dpird.wa.gov.au or calling Hillarys Reception on (08) 9203 0111.

Image: Shannon Conway

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