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Spatial scales of exploitation among populations of demersal scalefish: implications for management. Part 2: Stock structure and biology of two indicator species, West Australian dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) and pink snapper (Pagrus auratus), in the West Coast Bioregion. Final FRDC Report Project No. 2003/052, Fisheries Research Report No. 174

Lenanton, R., St John, J., Keay, I., Wakefield, C., Jackson, G., Wise, B. and Gaughan, D. (2009) Spatial scales of exploitation among populations of demersal scalefish: implications for management. Part 2: Stock structure and biology of two indicator species, West Australian dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) and pink snapper (Pagrus auratus), in the West Coast Bioregion. Final FRDC Report Project No. 2003/052, Fisheries Research Report No. 174. Department of Fisheries, Western Australia

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Abstract

The Department of Fisheries, Western Australia has divided its vast marine jurisdiction into four bioregions. The West Coast Bioregion extends from Kalbarri (27°00'S) to Augusta (115°30'E), adjacent to the major population centres of Western Australia. The West Coast Bioregion supports major commercial demersal finfish fisheries including the West Coast Demersal Gillnet and Demersal Longline Interim Managed Fishery and the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Fishery (WCDSF) that encompasses management of commercial, charter boat and recreational fishing of demersal scalefish within the West Coast Bioregion.

Considering the social and economic importance of the various fisheries that target demersal scalefish in the West Coast Bioregion and the need for resource allocation within the bioregion (Rogers & Curnow 2002), the integrated management of all sectors of the scalefish fishery in the West Coast Bioregion is a significant challenge for the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. The most pressing allocation issue at present concern the stocks of demersal scalefish as several of the key demersal fish species are heavily exploited. This problem of allocation within and between sectors is not unique to Western Australia and if the approaches developed in this project are successful, they could be applied to other important, geographically extensive fisheries in Australia.

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: Fisheries Research Reports
Publisher: Department of Fisheries, Western Australia
Copyright: © Department of Fisheries, Western Australia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/7015
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