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Dhufish commercial fishing

West Australian dhufish, a demersal species, is taken by commercial fisheries in the West Coast Bioregion

Most is taken by the West Coast Demersal Scalefish (Interim) Managed Fishery, which takes demersal species and a smaller amount of other scalefish, and has an annual commercial value of $1 to $5 million.

In 2014, this fishery took 48 tonnes of dhufish, representing about 14 per cent of its total catch (334 tonnes). 

Other fisheries in the West Coast Bioregion took 14 tonnes of dhufish in 2014 or 2013/14 (catches are reported from the most recent complete season of log book data  2013/14 for some fisheries).

We manage fishing in various ways, including by limiting entry.

Commercial dhufish catch 2013/14 or 2014

​Fishery Demersal species catch ​ Dhufish catch​
​West Coast Demersal Scalefish (Interim) Managed Fishery 
309 tonnes​  48 tonnes​
​Other commercial fisheries in the West Coast Bioregion   87 tonnes​ 14 tonnes​





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