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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.

Stage 1 of the Biosecurity and Agriculture Management Act 2007 closed on 27 July 2022.

Next steps

The Stage 1 consultation was open between 15 June and 27 July 2022. Survey results and submissions will help identify major themes and issues.

Stage 1 will provide the foundation for Stage 2, which will include participatory processes to further explore the themes and issues.

Stage 3 will include broader engagement to get feedback on the findings and potential solutions.

Information on the review and Stage 2 and Stage 3 engagement activities is available from

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