Publication Date

4-2007

Series Number

No. 223

Publisher

Department of Fisheries Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

This draft strategy was developed by the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia, hereafter known as the “Department of Fisheries” which has responsibility for managing fish resources (within Territorial waters out to 12 nautical miles) on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services (DoTARS), through the applied Fish Resources Management Act (FRMA) (WA)(CI) (the “Applied Act”). The Applied Act provides a legislative framework that allows for management arrangements to be developed specifically for Christmas Island. The management of fisheries in Western Australia uses an adaptive approach which balances the need for the effective management of fish stocks with factors such as the levels of fishing pressure, stock abundance and the risk of over-fishing of individual species.

Number of Pages

39

Keywords

Christmas Island - Indian Ocean, Fishery management, Recreational fishery regulations, Commercial fishing, Fishery regulations, Policies.

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