Authors

A. Millington

Publication Date

10-1992

Series Number

No. 47

Publisher

Fisheries Department Western Australia

City

Perth

Abstract

Identifiable "unit" fisheries in Cockburn Sound are: Beach bait fishing netting Fish set netting Crab netting Mussel diving Line fishing and pot fishing This report recommends measures for the longer term management of these fisheries In particular, that they be managed as limited entry fisheries under Section 32 of the Fisheries Act 1905. Strict entry criteria are proposed for continued access to these fisheries. Rules are proposed for boat replacement. Licence transferability is considered in detail. No decisions to be made on the policy for licence transfers until the final number of participants in each fishery is determined. Owner operation, gear controls and seasons are also recommended. Long term future of these fisheries, their relationship with the recreational fishing sector must be subject of ongoing review once the participants in each fishery is determined.

Number of Pages

58

Keywords

Fishery management, Cockburn Sound, Limited entry, Boat replacement.

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