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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Fishing and aquaculture

​The pristine waters of the Abrolhos support commercial and recreational fishing, and aquaculture.

There are a number of commercial fisheries operating including:

  • West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery;
  • Abrolhos Islands and Mid-West Trawl Managed Fishery
  • West Coast Demersal Scalefish (Interim) Managed Fishery
  • Marine Aquarium Fish Managed Fishery and
  • Specimen Shell Managed Fishery.

Recreational fishing at the Abrolhos is fantastic, but it’s important to fish by the rules. That way, we make sure fishing at the Abrolhos in enjoyable both now and into the future. Abrolhos waters are inside a Fish Habitat Protection Area in the West Coast Bioregion.

The Abrolhos supports aquaculture operations for a number of different species. Some of the aquaculture licences granted include:

  • pearl oysters;
  • coral and live rock; and
  • finfish.

Last modified: 19/02/2013 11:04 AM

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