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Black bream commercial fishing

Most of the commercial black bream catch in Western Australia is taken in the South Coast Bioregion.

Landings of black bream are highly variable from year to year due to environmental factors in individual estuaries. Since 2000, total annual South Coast Bioregion commercial landings of black bream have ranged from 30 tonnes in 2000 to 65 tonnes in 2010. In 2014, 31 tonnes of black bream was landed.

The remaining commercial WA black bream catch is taken in the West Coast Bioregion. Commercial black bream catches in this bioregion have always been relatively low compared to landings of other estuarine species. Historically, most have come from the Swan-Canning Estuary and the Hardy Inlet.

Commercial targeting of black bream in the Swan-Canning Estuary has been negligible since 2007, so the Hardy Inlet is now the only commercial bream fishery in the bioregion. Since 2000, total commercial black bream landings in the bioregion have ranged from less than one tonne to five tonnes per year. 
There are various management measurements in place for commercial fishing for estuarine species. 

Black bream major commercial catch 2014   
​Fishery Catch​
​South Coast Estuarine
Managed Fishery
31 tonnes


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