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No. 171


Department of Fisheries Western Australia




The Department of Fisheries has prepared this draft aquaculture plan for Shark Bay to provide an agreed framework for future management of aquaculture. The final plan will assist prospective aquaculturists in preparing proposals and will guide the Department of Fisheries in the decision making process for aquaculture licence and lease applications. The plan identifies constraints to aquaculture development and areas where aquaculture may occur. It also identifies species that may be used for aquaculture development. Implementation of this plan will ensure that aquaculture can occur in a sustainable manner, while retaining the unique features of Shark Bay.

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Aquaculture development, Shark Bay - Western Australia, Western Australia, Geomorphology, Tourist trade, Oceanography, Water quality, Resource availability, Resource sharing, Recreational fishing, Historical account


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