Spangled emperor is taken as a minor component of the catch in several commercial fisheries in Western Australia and there are various management arrangements in place.
The Pilbara Demersal Scalefish Fisheries take the most spangled emperor commercially – 46 tonnes in 2011.
Spangled emperor is also taken off the Kimberley coast as a minor component (20 tonnes in 2011) of the Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery’s catch.
Further south, the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery takes a much smaller amount of spangled emperor - four tonnes in 2010/11*. (*Catches are reported from the most recent complete season of log book data, which is 2010/11 for some fisheries.)
Spangled emperor commercial catch 2010/11 or 2011
|Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Fishery
||4 tonnes (2010/11)|
|Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery
|Pilbara Demersal Scalefish Fisheries