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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Species

Western Australia is home to a vast range of aquatic species sought by recreational and commercial fishers and farmed by aquaculturalists.

In this section we provide an introduction to our most popular and interesting species from western rock lobster, WA's most valuable commercial fishery, to popular recreational catches such as abalone and herring.

For each species you can discover:

  • fishing rules that apply to your favourite catch
  • research programs that inform our management of each species
  • quantity farmed or taken by recreational and commercial fishers, and
  • the population status of each species.
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