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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Integrated fisheries management

We have developed a process to determine how fish resources can be best shared between commercial, recreational and customary fishers and aquaculture. This process helps to ensure that Western Australia's fisheries continue to be managed sustainably for the future.

The resource sharing process is based on taking an integrated approach to fisheries management (IFM). It involves setting an allowable (sustainable) harvest level for a fish resource, determining the allocations between various user groups, and managing each sector's catch within their allocation. 

The documents below form part of the assessment process for determining allocations between user groups.

Policy

 

Intergated fisheries management government policy, 2009        

 

Using mediation to solve fisheries issues in the guidelines for voluntary resource sharing proces, 2000

 

Abalone

Fisheries management papers

Fisheries occasional papers

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