Publication Date

6-2016

Series Number

No. 6

Publisher

Department of Fisheries

ISBN

978-1-877098-33-8

ISSN

2205-3689

Abstract

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the Western Australian silver-lipped pearling (Pinctada maxima) industry and the outcomes from the 2015 ecological risk assessment of this industry. The P. maxima pearling industry has been operating in Western Australia since the 1880s, initially harvesting pearl oysters for mother-of-pearl production.

Number of Pages

92

Keywords

Pearl fisheries, Pearl culture, Pinctada maxima, Ecologically sustainable development, Fishery management, Ecosystem management, Risks, Risk management, Western Australia

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