And we have a handful

They supposedly promised us more with the closures but have yet to see it.   Photo is for NSW fads going out next month  

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 Half the recfish ones didn't

Sat, 2023-09-16 19:34

 Half the recfish ones didn't go out this year too. 

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So where do our licence fees go

Sat, 2023-09-16 19:40

 Utterly sick of promises,  and as for Wreckfish ......and that is what it should be called 

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Poor return on our licences for sure

Sun, 2023-09-17 09:23

  Not sure why we cop the highest rec fishing licence fees in the country, yet get some of the worst support. Dosn't seem based on fisher numbers either, as NSW claim 1 million rec fishers to WA's 620,000,, say 2:1, but we can pay 7 times the licence fees to access the full range of fishing covered. Personally, I think other states have a better balance of support between rec and commercial than WA.

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And Victoria’s government actively encourages rec fishermen

Sun, 2023-09-17 09:29

Doing heaps to improve ramps, stocking both dams and rivers and what do we get......f all  

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Even the economics dont' stack up

Sun, 2023-09-17 20:40

 Just grabbed the following quotes from the WA government website (www.fish.gov.wa.au). If the value was reflected in the actions, you'd think rec fishers would get priority.

 

"Commercial fishing, including pearling and aquaculture, contributes around one billion dollars to Western Australia's economy each year."

"More than one in four West Australians fish recreationally at least once a year, which generates $2.4 billion to the state economy, and has social and wellbeing benefits."

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 And we just lost another rec

Mon, 2023-09-18 06:55

 And we just lost another rec fisheries with the closure of greenlip abalone caused solely by commercial fishing 

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Green Lips

Mon, 2023-09-18 10:20

No!! Didn't even know that was on the cards 

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October

Mon, 2023-09-18 14:21

A Recfish webpage from 4 days ago says the change starts next month.https://recfishwest.org.au/news/greenlip-abalone-closure-necessary-but-disappointing-and-avoidable/  

Looking at the graph of historical catches on that page ,it is clear the total rec catch is miniscule compared to the commercial catch. The commercial take was obviously not being managed sustainably for the last decade.

I can't see why they would close both, as the stock recovery is very unlikely to be influenced by the recreational take. I would have simply closed the commercial take, then perhaps thought about tweaking the rec fishery controls, if at all.

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 Recfishwest saying this is

Mon, 2023-09-18 21:31

 Recfishwest saying this is necessary is a bit of a pisstake they would have known about this for a couple of years and our so called representatives couldn't argue that the rec take has f#ckto do with dwindling stocks even with the evidence right in front of them in graph form .I think we're doomed this will be another Cockburn crab closer no end date knowing full well the stocks will never get back to commercial quantities of the past like they did there where it ends I don't know but I  wouldn't be filling in forms or doing surveys at ramps no matter what you catch as who knows what's on there radars next. Squid whiting shit they just done garfish and pink snapper are endangered apparently 

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 Just ordered some very good

Mon, 2023-09-18 13:36

Posted on wrong thread

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wasnt there a big kill when

Mon, 2023-09-18 16:38

wasnt there a big kill when they started the new marina at ocean reef? i heard some reports of heaps of dead abalone and destruction of a fair size amount of ground/beds. funny how thisis ok, but a tightly regulated recc sector needs ot be banned... guess money is all that really matters.

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 Wouldn't they all be Roes

Mon, 2023-09-18 17:44

 Wouldn't they all be Roes abalone? 
The green lip are all south. 

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sorry, i have no idea...i

Mon, 2023-09-18 18:12

sorry, i have no idea...i dont usually fish for abalone, so you are probably right! my bad..