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Status reports of the fisheries

Each year, the Status reports of the fisheries and aquatic resources of Western Australia (also referred to as The state of the fisheries and aquatic resources report), details the status of all the fish and fisheries resources in Western Australia.

It is essentially a sustainability scorecard for our fisheries and aquatic resources across six bioregions.

Using the world-leading Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management approach (EBFM), we not only look at each bioregion’s fisheries and fishing-related activities, we also report on how we manage the broader aquatic environment.

The Status reports of the fisheries and aquatic resources of Western Australia covers recent changes to fishery management; arrangements and policies; compliance and education operations; the status assessment and monitoring of fish population levels; and the condition of ecosystems.

It provides an important guide on the current status of our aquatic resources for the commercial and recreational fishing sectors, the aquaculture industry, the tourism industry and anyone interested in the overall health of the WA aquatic environment.

It is recommended the Status reports of the fisheries and aquatic resources of Western Australia is read in conjunction with our Annual Report.

Further information can be found in our Fisheries management papers and Fisheries occasional publications.​​

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