Fisheries Research Report No. 247
Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries
1035 - 4549
The status of the nearshore finfish resource in the West Coast Bioregion (WCB) of Western Australia (WA) was largely unknown prior to this study. Previously, declining catches of several species had highlighted the risk to their sustainability and the need for greater certainty about the status of this popular resource. Recently, the risk substantially increased due to recent changes to the management of demersal scalefish, which are likely to result in a shift in targeting towards nearshore species. This increase in fishing pressure will be on top of any increase due to the continuing human population growth in the WCB.
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Gascoyne Coast Bioregion - Western Australia; West Coast Bioregion - Fisheries - Western Australia; Tailor; Pomatomus saltatrix; Fishery biology; Stock assessment; Recruitment; Life history; Fishery surveys; Fisheries; Commercial fishing; Recreational fishing; Catch and effort; Western Australia
Smith, K A, Brown, J, Lewis, P, Dowling, C, Howard, A, Lenanton, R C, and Molony, B W. (2013), Status of nearshore finfish stocks in south-western Western Australia: Part 2: Tailor. Government of Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Perth. Report Fisheries Research Report No. 247.