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New digital catch reporting 

Western Australian recreational fishers who are fishing in waters between Kalbarri an​d Augusta can now voluntarily record their demersal scalefish catches using the new digital FishCatchWA™ tool. 

Access the FishCatchWA™ tool on the ServiceWA app or download it today from the Google play store and the Apple app store​.

Using the FishCatchWA™ tool, you can:
  • record your demersal catch quickly and easily  
  • get insights on your demersal catch 
  • ​provide real-time data and directly contribute to the science. 

The new voluntary digital reporting tool is only for recording key demersal scalefish species including pink snapper, WA dhufish, baldchin groper and breaksea cod caught within the West Coast bioregion. It complements the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s existing recreational catch monitoring program including the Statewide Recreational Fishing Survey

The FishCatchWA™ tool was tested with fisher focus groups (including Recfishwest) to ensure it is simple and easy for recfishers to record their demersal catch. ​

This is part of the State Government’s $10 million support package to boost WA’s recovery of demersal scalefish stocks in the West Coast bioregion. ​

More information 

For more information, view the FAQs document and the user guide​

If you’re unable to record your demersal catch using the FishCatchWA™ tool on the ServiceWA app, you can report by phone 24/7 on 1300 FCATCH (1300 322 824). 

​For information about the ServiceWA app, visit​, or email ​

View the privacy statement, disclaimer and copyright​ for the FishCatchWA™ tool.


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