Fisheries Department Western Australia
General concern of all states was the actual AND potential impact of charter fishing on the resource and the inability to measure such impacts. The perceived problem with dual licensing was unregulated effort and the abilit to circumvent management controls. This paper provides current charter boat management arrangements in Australia, why they should be managed, types of charter vessels, Licensing, Management of recreational only charter vessels, Non-consumptive charters, Management guides and small scale charter operators, Commonwealth jurisdiction, Development of agreed strategies and Identification of future needs.
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Charter boats, Fishery management, Fishery regulations, Fishing vessels, Recreational fishing
Magee, A E. (1993), Proceedings of the charter boat management workshop held as part of the first National Fisheries Manager Conference Terrigal NSW 21 September 1993. Fisheries Department Western Australia, Perth. Report No. 59.
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