Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
The West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF) transitioned to a quota based fishery, and year-round fishing, which corresponded with a spike in whale entanglements in 2013. This presented industry with a challenging social issue, to reduce entanglements without impacting on the financial benefits that the shift to year-round quota fishing had afforded.
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How, J, Coughran, D, Double, M, Rushworth, K, Hebiton, B, Smith, J, Harrison, J, Taylor, M, Paton, D, McPherson, G, McPherson, C, Salas, A R, Salgado-Kent, C, and Lestang, S d. (2020), Mitigation measures to reduce entanglements of migrating whales with commercial fishing gear. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Perth. Report 304.
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