WA- Latest Rec Boat Fishing Survey-Facts and Figures(something else to read)


135,000

boat fishing licences issued annually

Department of

Primary Industries and Regional Development

Catch the facts about what’s being caught in WA

The 2017/18 WA Recreational Boat Fishing Survey

Almost 6,000 fishers took part in our fourth major boat fishing survey, which continues to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Australia.

The innovative format, using log books, boat ramp surveys and remote cameras, has been used to generate catch estimates covering the entire state.

The results of this fourth survey

about 695,000 caught. School whiting was the most popular finfish, with about 259,000 caught.

More than half the overall catch was released, showing fishers are keen to fish responsibly by adhering to size and bag limits.

There were high levels of popular species released – three out of four pink snapper (116,000 fish) were returned to the water after capture,
for example, and close to two out of three West Australian dhufish (68,000 fish) were released.

Nearly two out of three blue swimmer crabs were released (667,000) by boat-based fishers and more than one in three western rock lobsters (695,000) were returned to the water.

The reasons given for these high release rates were
that the returned fish or invertebrates were too small or below the minimum size limits.

Most boat fishing was done in the West Coast Bioregion (Augusta to Kalbarri), where the kept catches of prized demersal species, including West Australian dhufish, catches were steady in 2017/18 compared with 2015/16, and higher than 2013/14 and 2011/12.

If you bought a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence – more than 135,000 were issued in 2017/18 – you helped fund this project.

About

dhufish caught (kept or released) in 12 months

in 2017/18 revealed western rock lobster was the most popular species, with

Page 1 of 4

Since 2011 we have
carried out a survey every
two years to compare
catches over time. Along
with annual commercial
and charter fishing catch
data, the survey provides
information to help us
manage our aquatic resources and ensure recreational fishing in WA remains among the best in the world.

68,000

667,000

blue swimmer crabs caught (kept or released) in 12 months

About the survey

The survey included*:

  • A 12-month phone-diary survey providing catch and effort data recorded in fisher’s log books

  • Surveys of fishers at boat-ramps to collect data on size for key species.

  • Remote camera video monitoring of traffic at key boat ramps.

 

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 That didin't copy like i

Thu, 2020-04-09 16:34

 That didin't copy like i thought it would.

I'll try each page.

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Catch the facts about what’s

Thu, 2020-04-09 16:35

Catch the facts about what’s being caught in WA

The 2017/18 WA Recreational Boat Fishing Survey

Almost 6,000 fishers took part in our fourth major boat fishing survey, which continues to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind in Australia.

The innovative format, using log books, boat ramp surveys and remote cameras, has been used to generate catch estimates covering the entire state.

The results of this fourth survey

about 695,000 caught. School whiting was the most popular finfish, with about 259,000 caught.

More than half the overall catch was released, showing fishers are keen to fish responsibly by adhering to size and bag limits.

There were high levels of popular species released – three out of four pink snapper (116,000 fish) were returned to the water after capture,
for example, and close to two out of three West Australian dhufish (68,000 fish) were released.

Nearly two out of three blue swimmer crabs were released (667,000) by boat-based fishers and more than one in three western rock lobsters (695,000) were returned to the water.

The reasons given for these high release rates were
that the returned fish or invertebrates were too small or below the minimum size limits.

Most boat fishing was done in the West Coast Bioregion (Augusta to Kalbarri), where the kept catches of prized demersal species, including West Australian dhufish, catches were steady in 2017/18 compared with 2015/16, and higher than 2013/14 and 2011/12.

If you bought a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence – more than 135,000 were issued in 2017/18 – you helped fund this project.

About

dhufish caught (kept or released) in 12 months

in 2017/18 revealed western rock lobster was the most popular species, with

Page 1 of 4

Since 2011 we have
carried out a survey every
two years to compare
catches over time. Along
with annual commercial
and charter fishing catch
data, the survey provides
information to help us
manage our aquatic resources and ensure recreational fishing in WA remains among the best in the world.

____________________________________________________________________________

 My Dad taught me how to Fish-Thanks Dad.(RIP)

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Date Joined: 30/05/12

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Doc

Thu, 2020-04-09 16:43

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Documents/recreational_fishing/survey/catch_the_facts_2017-18_rec_boat_survey.pdf?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=April%202020&utm_content=April%202020+CID_7b3e3843632df5774dc1f92a4a162518&utm_source=Campaign%20Monitor&utm_term=here

Have to do it this way- The catch rate is anazing.

Interesting.

 

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 would like to see how many

Thu, 2020-04-09 18:24

 would like to see how many tons of dhufish and pinkies the pros get