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A scientific workshop was held on 25th – 29th September 2017 to review available data for Australian herring (Arripis georgianus) and determine current stock status using the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Risk-based Weight of Evidence Approach. Recommendations for future monitoring and assessments required to reduce uncertainties and establish sustainable catch levels were also made. Similar discussions were undertaken to establish monitoring and assessment approaches for establishing sustainable catch levels for West Australian salmon (Arripis truttaceus). The workshop was attended by DPIRD and non-DPIRD scientists, fishery managers from DPIRD and South Australia, commercial fishers, representatives of WAFIC and Recfishwest.

The objectives of the workshop were;

1. Review available Australian herring information.

2. Complete a new Australian herring stock assessment based on the recent available data using a Weight of Evidence approach.

3. Determine current Australian herring stock status including scientific advice to management.

4. Recommend monitoring programs or assessment methodologies that could be adopted that would reduce uncertainties in future Australian herring stock status and sustainable catch levels.

5. Develop recommendations for monitoring and assessment approaches suitable to determine sustainable catch levels for West Australian salmon.



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Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


Perth, Western Australia


Australian herring, Arripis georgianus, West Australian salmon, Arripis truttaceus, Fisheries, Catch statistics, Stock assessment, Conferences, Western Australia


Aquaculture and Fisheries | Longitudinal Data Analysis and Time Series | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Population Biology | Sustainability

Australian Herring and West Australian Salmon Scientific Workshop report, October 2017

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