South West recreational fish

Top five most common finfish species taken by rec fishers in south-west in 2015/16 were school whiting (14% of total catch), Australian herring (9%), WA Dhufish (7%), Silver trevally (5%) and Snapper (4%).

Calls for action

  • Adhere to fishing limits
  • Catch only what you need not what you can

Case Studies

Data Source

  • Ryan, K.L., Hall, N.G., Lai, E.K., Smallwood, C.B., Taylor, S.M. and Wise, B.S. 2017. Statewide survey of boat-based recreational fishing in Western Australia 2015/16. Fisheries Research Report No. 287. Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, WA.