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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries

Sustainable fisheries

Working with the Western Australian community, our primary objective is to ensure our fisheries and their habitats are sustainable.

With an expanding population, changing environmental conditions and advancing fishing technologies, there is an increasing challenge to ensure our fish resources are managed in a sustainable way.

This involves taking into account a wide range of social, economic and environmental factors in determining how we manage our fish resources.

With increasing consumer expectations and a growing demand around sustainably sourced produce, we are taking a lead role in helping the commercial fishing industry move to third-party sustainable fishery certification.

Sustainable fisheries management is also a key element in protecting the enviable reputation of recreational fishing in Western Australia.

Underpinning sustainable fisheries management are our comprehensive and dynamic research programs. Our annual State of the Fisheries Report gives an overview of our fisheries and aquatic resources management and is benchmarked against independently determined international standards.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A summary of the report is available in our Scorecard brochure.​​​​​​​​​​​

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