West Coast demersal scalefish fishery status report. In: State of the fisheries report 2009/10. Eds W. J. Fletcher and K. Santoro.
Fairclough, D.V., Lai, E. and Bruce, C. (2010) West Coast demersal scalefish fishery status report. In: State of the fisheries report 2009/10. Eds W. J. Fletcher and K. Santoro. Department of Fisheries, Perth, Western Australia, pp 80-90.
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The West Coast Demersal Scalefish Fishery (WCDSF) includes mostly line-fishing operations by commercial, charter and recreational sectors. Up to about 100 species, mostly from the west coast inshore demersal scalefish suite, are caught in the fishery each year, with fishers in each sector primarily targeting West Australian Dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) and Pink Snapper (Pagrus auratus). Substantial catches are also taken of other species in this suite, such as Baldchin Groper (Choerodon rubescens), Red Throat Emperor (Lethrinus miniatus) and Bight Redfish (Centroberyx gerrardi). A range of fish species is taken in offshore waters that belong to the west coast offshore demersal scalefish suite, including Eightbar Grouper Hyporthodus octofasciatus, Hapuku Polyprion oxygeneios, Blue-eye Trevalla Hyperoglyphe Antarctica and Ruby Snapper Etelis carbunculus.
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