Title

Policy on restocking and stock enhancement in Western Australia

Publication Date

7-2013

Series Number

No. 261

Publisher

Department of Fisheries Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

The practice of releasing hatchery-reared fish into existing populations to augment fishing (stock enhancement) or restore depleted spawning biomass (restocking) has occurred around the world for decades with varying degrees of success. The underpinning concept is to produce and release fish into wild populations to increase their abundance, catch rates and/or fishery yields If restocking and stock enhancement activities are to be successful, they should have clear objectives and be well planned and targeted at situations where there is a reasonable expectation of having a beneficial effect.

Number of Pages

12

Keywords

Stock enhancement, Policies, Western Australia. Dept. of Fisheries, Western Australia

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