Draft management plan for the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery

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No. 246


Department of Fisheries Western Australia




As part of the Outcomes of the Wetline Review released in 2007 (Fisheries Management Paper 224) the then Minister for Fisheries approved the drafting of the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Fishery Management Plan (the Plan). The Hon Norman Moore MLC, Minister for Fisheries re-approved those decisions in 2009. The draft Plan will supersede the Shark Bay Snapper Management Plan 1994. The Department intends to introduce the first phase of the Plan by 1 September 2010, at which time the Shark Bay Snapper Management Plan 1994 would be revoked and replaced by the new Plan. The (non pink snapper) demersal scalefish effort entitlement component of the Plan would come into effect on 1 September 2011. This is the same staged approach as that taken for the West Coast Demersal Scalefish (Interim) Managed Fishery.

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Demersal fisheries, Fishery management, Fishery regulations, Fishery policy, Community participation, Gascoyne region - Western Australia, Western Australia


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