09003: West coast and south coast near-shore finfish status and connectivity
Regulations to protect vulnerable offshore fish species are expected to place additional pressures on popular near-shore species such as herring, whiting and tailor.
With populations of near-shore fish already in decline, the Department of Fisheries-with the help of recreational and commercial fishing industries and the community-is developing approaches to investigate the age structure and stock status of these species.
These approaches will form the basis for a long-term monitoring program to help manage the recreational, commercial and cultural activities that depend on these fish species.
|Investment:||$ 910 250|
|Delivery organisation:||Department of Fisheries|
|Project duration:||August 2009 - June 2012|
|Location:||West Coast and South Coast bioregions|
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WA Fisheries and Marine Research Laboratories (08) 9203 0111