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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

New legislation

​​Over the past decade we have developed and implemented world-leading policy reforms to safeguard our aquatic resources and enable responsible fishing development in a dynamic and challenging environment.

The Aquatic Resources Management Bill has been developed to support the ongoing reform process and provide a solid foundation for the management of fish and aquatic resources into the future.

The Bill provides a modern, innovative framework that will provide a sound basis for effective, efficient and integrated fisheries and aquatic resource management for decades to come. It is based on the principles of ecologically sustainable development, underpinned by explicit harvest strategies with specific catch allocations for each fishing sector.

The Bill was passed by Parliament in November 2016. We are working with stakeholders on its implementation which is expected to be on 1 January 2019.

For more information contact Jo Kennedy on 6551 4444 or​​

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