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This guide has been developed to help you identify the more common species in Western Australia that you may encounter. The purpose of this guide is to enhance consistent and accurate species identification. If you are unsure about a particular species (or if it is not in this guide), please discuss it with a representative of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia.
Throughout this guide you will see all or some of the marine bioregion symbols with each fish illustration, indicating where the species is most likely to occur.
Updated August 2023.
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Western Australia Government
Fisheries Management, Aquaculture, Demersal scalefish, Inshore, offshore, nearshore, estuarine, sharks, crustaceans, molluscs, freshwater, Recreational Fishing
Aquaculture and Fisheries
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia. (2023), Recreational fishing identification guide. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Western Australia Government. Book.
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