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DPIRD fisheries scientists monitor oceanic pink snapper stock in the Gascoyne​
Wednesday 23 October 2019

Have your say on Gascoyne pink snapper recovery plan

A recovery plan for pink snapper stock in the Gascoyne Bioregion is open for comment from recreational and commercial fishers.

A 2017 stock assessment indicated oceanic pink snapper are not recovering quickly enough in the region and the Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish Resource Harvest Strategy Reference Group was formed, made up from government, recreational and commercial fishing stakeholders.

The reference group developed two key strategies to recover oceanic pink snapper:
  1. reducing fishing mortality of oceanic pink snapper
  2. providing targeted protection for key oceanic pink snapper spawning aggregations.

The group has now developed the Draft Oceanic Pink Snapper Recovery Plan 2018-2037, which sets out a recovery ‘road map’ with clear targets to ensure pink snapper recover within acceptable timeframes.

You can view the draft plan and details of how to submit comments on the Public comment and consultation page of our website.

Comments must be received by 5pm Wednesday 27 November.

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