Fisheries Management Paper No. 279
Western Australian Department of Fisheries
Fisheries managers can utilise a range of different types of management tools to assist with the sustainable management of fish stocks and to achieve other fisheries management objectives. For commercial fisheries these types of tools may include input controls (e.g. a limit on the number of operators, explicit effort limits and gear restrictions) and output controls (e.g. total allowable catches, individual catch quotas) or spatial and temporal restrictions. Recreational fisheries often have daily bag limits and possession limits as quasi output controls, while seasonal or other temporal closures can operate as input controls and be a component of limiting total fishing effort.
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Fishery management; Fishery policy; Size-limit regulation; Western Australia
Western Australia. Dept. of Fisheries. (2016), Policy on the application of fish size limits in Western Australia. Western Australian Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Management Paper No. 279.
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