West coast demersal scalefish resource status report. In: Status reports of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Western Australia 2011/12: State of the Fisheries eds. W.J. Fletcher and K. Santoro.
Fairclough, D., Lai, E., Sawyer, M., Holtz, M. and Nicholas, T. (2012) West coast demersal scalefish resource status report. In: Status reports of the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Western Australia 2011/12: State of the Fisheries eds. W.J. Fletcher and K. Santoro. Department of Fisheries, Perth, Western Australia pp 100-110.
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The West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource comprises inshore and offshore suites of demersal scalefish species that are exploited by different commercial fisheries and recreational and charter fishers that operate in the West Coast Bioregion (WCB). The West Coast Inshore Demersal suite occurs in waters 20-250 m deep with approximately 100 species of this suite caught by these fisheries. The most important species are the West Australian Dhufish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) and Snapper (Pagrus auratus) with other species captured including Redthroat Emperor (Lethrinus miniatus), Bight Redfish (Centroberyx gerrardi) and Baldchin Groper (Choerodon rubescens). The West Coast Offshore Demersal suite, which occurs in waters > 250 m deep, includes Eightbar Grouper Hyporthodus octofasciatus, Hapuku Polyprion oxygeneios, Blue-eye Trevalla Hyperoglyphe antarctica and Ruby Snapper Etelis carbunculus.
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