Fisheries Department Western Australia
In general terms, taking into account the views expressed, this policy statement aims to achieve the following outcomes as being in the better interests of the Western Australian pearling industry. A control on the collection of pearl oysters from the wild stocks. The orderly development of pearl farms. The vertical integration of the industry. An approach to the growth in production of pearl oysters determined by industry, and based on sensitivity to markets. Market stability. The retention of the pearling industry in Australian hands.
Number of Pages
Diving regulations, Fishery management, Fishery industry, Pearl fisheries, Pearl oysters, Western Australia.
Western Australian Fisheries Joint Authority. (1992), Pearl oyster fishery policy guidelines (Western Australian Pearling Act 1990). Fisheries Department Western Australia, Perth. Report No. 48.
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