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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
This is a photograph of an Australian herring underwater
An Australian herring.
Saturday 20 December 2014

The road to recovery for herring

A daily bag limit of 12 for recreational fishers and closure of the commercial South Coast G-net Fishery will come into force on 1 March 2015, to help the recovery of the herring stock.

This follows the release late last year of research by our scientists that showed the herring stock was in a depleted state and demonstrated that the overall catch of herring needed to be halved.

Environmental factors and fishing pressure have been identified as the causes of the problem.

We have successfully tackled similar challenges in recent times. For example, management measures we have put in place have started to reverse a decline in demersal (bottom-dwelling) fish stocks.

For more information see our frequently asked questions and Ministerial media statement.

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