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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

BAM Act review

Western Australia has biosecurity measures in place to stop invasive pests, weeds, and animal and plant diseases from entering our local waters.

To help keep WA waterways clean and pristine, we regularly ask for your help by:

  • Reporting dumping of aquarium fish into sensitive waterways
  • Reporting sightings of pest species like redclaw crayfish and Asian paddle crab
  • Only using bait from a trusted bait supplier (or caught yourself), to prevent aquatic diseases being introduced into WA such as white spot disease.

The independent review panel has delivered a comprehensive three-stage engagement process to understand how the BAM Act has supported WA over the past 10 years, and how it can continue to do so. 

Information on the review and engagement activities is available from​.

Last modified: 11/07/2023 10:38 AM

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