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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Tuesday 10 May 2022

Silverlip pearl oyster

The draft Western Australian Silverlip Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Resource Harvest Strategy 2022–2026 is now open for public comment.

Developed via a consultative process with industry members, this is the first periodic review since the strategy was first published in June 2016. 

Key updates include the inclusion of new harvest control rules for large pearl oysters (+175 mm in shell length) and revised wording for consistency with other harvest strategies.

This wildstock fishery was independently assessed and third party certified as sustainable by the globally recognised Marine Stewardship Council in 2017.

Harvest strategies are recognised globally as providing best practice fishing management, with formal harvest strategies developed for many of WA’s other fish resources, in accordance with WA’s overarching harvest strategy policy.

If you would like to make comment, make sure you get your submission in by 5pm, 25 May 2022.​

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