Department of Fisheries
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.
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Pearl fisheries, Pearl culture, Pinctada maxima, Ecologically sustainable development, Fishery management, Ecosystem management, Risks, Risk management, Western Australia
Travaille, K L, Jones, R, and Wise, B. (2016), Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management (EBFM) Risk Assessment of the Western Australian Silver-Lipped Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Industry. Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report No. 6.
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