Authors

Gaye Looby

Publication Date

11-1997

Series Number

No. 111

Publisher

Fisheries Department of Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

Fisheries Western Australia licensing arrangements allow all vessels with an unrestircted fishing boat licence ('wetline licence') to take scalefish throughout the State. These arrangements have led to a high level of excess capacity in the licensed 'wetline' fishing fleet to exploit the scalefish resources. The declaration of the Kimberley Interim Line Fishery and forthcoming declaration the Northern Demersal Scalefish Fishery have resolved this problem for the Kimberley waters. However, the high level of excss capacity in the 'wetline' fleet to exploit the waters of the Pilbara remains a problem Preview access and develop a management plan for the Pilbara demersal scalefish resource along with the major objective of management changes is to put the total of demersal scalefish in these waters into a managed fishery environment over the next two or three years.

Number of Pages

25

Keywords

Pilbara (region) - Western Australia ; Western Australia ; Fishery management. ; Line fishing.

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