Managing the recreational catch of demersal scalefish on the West Coast. Future management scenarios for community consideration
Department of Fisheries Western Australia
This paper discusses the major issues around controlling the total recreational catch. It also considers some of the tools available to manage the catch to specific target levels. The sustainability of fish species must be a key driver. However, the impacts on the social amenity of recreational fishing must also be taken into account. Any particular tool, if used on its own and to its full extent, may be rather “blunt” in its application and its impacts unacceptable to large parts of the community. The most effective and acceptable management package will probably be a mix of tools, supported by effective education, compliance and monitoring programs.
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Recreational fishing, Demersal fish, Management.
Ford (Minister for Fisheries; the Kimberley, Pilbara and Gascoyne), J. (2007), Managing the recreational catch of demersal scalefish on the West Coast. Future management scenarios for community consideration. Department of Fisheries Western Australia, Perth. Report No. 225.
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