Fisheries Department Western Australia
About 40 boats in Western Australia gain some of their income from taking recreational fishing parties out on charter. Half of these charter boats are also licensed commercial fishing boats. There are few Fisheries Department controls over charter boat fishing at present. However, with increasing tourism and leisure time, there are sound reasons for the Minister for fisheries to tighten up the controls over charter boat fishing to prevent over-exploitation in some areas or on particular stocks.
Number of Pages
Charter boats, Recreational fishing, Fishery management.
Millington, P. (1990), Future policy for charter fishing operations in Western Australia.. Fisheries Department Western Australia, Perth. Report No. 35.
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