All the research and monitoring work carried out our Research Division is carefully documented. Some of this work is project-based and funded on a contract basis by bodies such as the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation or through the Natural Resource Management initiative.
These projects are often carried out in partnership with other research organisations, such as the CSIRO, or universities.
Reports are written by the scientists involved in this work and used to document results and to provide an enduring record of contributions towards the sustainable management of the State’s fisheries.
The reports go through a rigorous peer-review process prior to their publication. They are then distributed to interested parties in electronic print format. Many of these reports are externally reviewed and published in international journals.
There are a number of different publication categories for these reports – Fisheries Research Reports, Fisheries Research Contract Reports, Fisheries Research Bulletins and Fisheries Occasional Publications (this series cover both fisheries management and research topics).
Research findings are also shared with peak fishing bodies, including Recfishwest and the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council. Meetings are held to explain research findings to commercial and recreational fishers.
Our scientists also represent us at public and academic meetings where there is interest in sharing knowledge about fisheries research.