Publication Date

9-2013

Series Number

Fisheries Research Report No. 249

Publisher

Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries

ISBN

978-1-921845-71-3

ISSN

1035 - 4549

Abstract

The Department of Fisheries developed an integrated system involving several survey methods to provide a more robust approach for obtaining annual estimates of recreational catch by boat based fishers at both state-wide and bioregional levels. These surveys, which used the recently implemented Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence (RFBL) as the basis for sampling, were the most comprehensive ever conducted in Western Australia. They not only provided estimates of catch and effort but provided the information for the validation of these estimates by enabling comparisons across the various methods.

Number of Pages

168

Keywords

Recreational fishing; Recreational fishery statistics; Fishery surveys; Boats; Fishing effort; Catch statistics; Community participation; Western Australia

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