Publication Date

2-2014

Series Number

Fisheries Research Report No. 251

Publisher

Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries

ISBN

978-1-921845-73-4

ISSN

1035 - 4549

Abstract

Arripis georgianus (‘Australian herring’) is targeted by commercial and recreational fishers in Western Australia (WA) and South Australia (SA). Historically, A. georgianus has been the most commonly retained species of finfish taken by shore- and boat-based recreational fishers in the West Coast Bioregion (WCB) and South Coast Bioregion (SCB) (Smith et al. 2013a) (Fig. 1). The species is harvested by several commercial fisheries which use shore-based netting methods (beach seine, haul and gill nets). Historically, the vast majority of the commercial fishery catch has been taken by the herring ‘trap net’ fishery which operates on various beaches near Albany (SCB).

Number of Pages

40

Keywords

South Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia; West Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia; Arripis georgianus; Australian herring ; Life cycle; Life history; Fisheries; Fishery biology; Western Australia

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