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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 18 August 2022

Have your say on demersal scalefish recovery

Fishers are invited to have their say by taking part in the public consultation on proposed management options to support the recovery of west coast demersal scalefish stocks, including fishing favourites dhufish and pink snapper.

A six-week public consultation, led by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD), is underway to seek the views of recreational, charter and commercial fishers on proposed management packages to boost the recovery of the demersal scalefish stocks.

DPIRD considered feedback on preferred management tools from Recfishwest, the WA Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) and Marine Tourism WA in the development of proposed management packages for the recreational, charter and commercial sectors.

Each proposed management package includes options for primary and supporting measures to achieve the reduced total catch limits needed to support the recovery of demersal stocks by 2030.

It is vitally important for everyone to work together on the measures and management options to ensure the recovery of some of our most iconic species including WA dhufish, pink snapper and baldchin groper.

Consultation has been extended and will run from Thursday 18 August to Friday 30 September.

Fishers can have their say by visiting our Your Say consultation hub​

For more information on the full West Coast Demersal consultation process, visit our dedicated web page​.​


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