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Tailor commercial fishing

In 2014, the total commercial catch of tailor in Western Australia was 20 tonnes.

Eight tonnes was taken in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion, 10 tonnes in the West Coast Bioregion and about two tonnes in the South Coast Bioregion.

All of the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion catch was taken in Shark Bay, where the catch was below the target level set. Low landings in recent years are mostly attributed to low fishing effort, due to local processing restrictions.

Almost 80 per cent of the tailor catch in the West Coast Bioregion was taken in the Peel-Harvey Estuary. 

WA commercial tailor catch 2014

Area Catch​
​Gascoyne Coast Bioregion
8 tonnes
South Coast Bioregion ​2 tonnes
​West Coast Bioregion
​10 tonnes


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