Fisheries Research Report No. 253
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
Assessments of the key indicator species for the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource (WCDSR; West Australian dhufish Glaucosoma hebraicum, Snapper Pagrus auratus and Baldchin groper Choerodon rubescens) in 2007 and 2009 demonstrated that the stocks were experiencing overfishing. Thus, between late 2007 and early 2010, substantial changes were made to the management of the commercial and recreational fisheries that exploit the WCDSR. These were designed to reduce catches of the entire suite of demersal scalefish species (and of each indicator species) by both the commercial and recreational sectors in the West Coast Bioregion (WCB) by at least 50 % of the 2005/06 levels (the catch benchmark), to allow stocks to recover.
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West Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia ; Demersal fish ; Demersal fisheries. ; Stock assessment. ; Fishery biology. ; Fishery management. ; Catch and effort; Catch statistics; Glaucosoma hebraicum; Pagrus auratus; Choerodon rubescens; West Coast marine bioregion - Western Australia; Western Australia
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