CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have any questions about the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource consultation - phase 2, please ask them here and a DPIRD consultation team member will respond to you. Note that you will need to register on the YourSay site in order to ask a question.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    In the status reports of the fisheries and aquatic resources 2019-20 (page 16, https://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/sofar/status_reports_of_the_fisheries_and_aquatic_resources_2019-20.pdf - line 5 of Table) it is mentioned that the recreational catch (South Coast and West Coast Demersal Finfish) was 59-77t (95% Confidence Interval, boat only in 17/18). In the next years report ( https://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/sofar/status_reports_of_the_fisheries_and_aquatic_resources_2020-21.pdf - page 12, Table line 3) the same activity is given for recreational fishing 210t-253t (95% Confidence Interval, private boats in 17/18). Now, the data sources quoted seem identical, and I would please like to ask what is different in the processes followed that resulted in such a difference in catch estimates? Also, are the data used in the creation of the full report ( frr316) available for reproducing the results of the survey? Kind Regards, Dr. Foivos I. Diakogiannis

    FoivosD asked 5 months ago

    Hi Dr. Diakogiannis

    Thank you for your message. Please note that the estimated recreational catch that you have referenced from p12 of the 2020/21 State of the Fisheries Report relates to the West Coast Bioregion, whereas the figure you have referenced on p16 of the 2019/20 State of the Fisheries reports relates to the South Coast Bioregion (as shown in the table). The corresponding recreational catch estimate for the West Coast Bioregion can be found on p12 of the 2019/20 report. The recreational catch estimates from both the 2019/20 and 202/21 State of the Fisheries reports are derived from the State-wide survey of boat-based recreational boat fishing in Western Australia 2017/18.

    Kind regards

    West Coast Demersal team   

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Currently what is the annual catch in tonnes of demersal fish only allocated to commercial fishermen & what is the annual catch in tonnes of demersal fish only allocated to recreational fishermen ?

    Vince12 asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your message. Information on the revised recovery benchmarks for the West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource can be found in the consultation papers for the recreational (including charter) sector and commercial sector at https://yoursay.dpird.wa.gov.au/wcdemersal. The consultation paper also includes additional information on proposed primary and supporting measures being considered.

    Kind Regards

    West Coast Demersal team