Fishermen in WA’s 230-strong fleet will be able to sell up to 100 lobsters direct to the public or hospitality sector as part of a recovery plan.
Jenne Brammer and Charlotte Elton
The State Government’s environmental credentials ‘are on the line’ after it ‘ignored’ concerns over the proposed port’s impact on Cockburn Sound fish stocks, WA’s peak recreational fishing body says.
The tough decision to close the fishery several years ago to let depleted stocks recover is paying dividends for local fishers, who are predicting the best year in 15 seasons.
The beach price for crays has plunged and fishers only just starting to recover from February’s COVID-19 all-stop are again cutting back on their catch as some China markets ban seafood imports.
WA anglers have been given the all clear to eat fish and crabs caught from the Swan and Canning rivers for the first time in more than six months, though shellfish should still be avoided.
Researchers have developed a fast-growing oyster that performs well in tropical conditions, potentially paving the way for a new industry and hundreds of new jobs.
A family fishing trip took an incredible turn after the local anglers caught the attention of a boat-sized great white shark this morning.
Dr Patricia Kailis, who passed away late last week, has been remembered for her remarkable commitment to medicine, science and WA’s fishing industry.
Up to 2400 West Australians will be saved from losing their job after the Morrison Government inked a deal to send 500 tonnes of rock lobster from WA to China over the next eight weeks.
Twelve weeks after Chinese demand for lobster collapsed, some fishers are back working their pots, but a full recovery will take a long time.
A three-month long fishing competition will feature among a host of events set to be run during a massive celebration of WA salmon.
Terrifying vision has emerged of the moment a diver came face-to-face with a hungry shark in WA waters.
WA’s 230 commercial rock lobster operators have stopped fishing because Chinese demand has dried up following movement restrictions aimed at containing the deadly coronavirus.
Jurien Bay has been fishing fantastically lately, with plenty of boat anglers getting quality fish offshore.
Jesse Gibson and his friend James Powley captured the forty minute deep blue dinner party on camera, while fishing about twelve kilometres off Three Bears in Yallingup yesterday morning.
The Health Department has issued an urgent warning for people not to eat fish, crabs or shellfish collected from the Swan River after a potentially toxic algae was discovered in the water.
The largely unknown WA sea cucumber industry has become the State’s 10th fishery to achieve Marine Stewardship Council certification for sustainable management of the resource.
A Rockingham couple had been enjoying a relaxing morning out on the water when they had a close encounter with a 4m great white shark.
WA is about to export its first locally caught octopus to the lucrative Chinese market, coinciding with the fishery receiving an internationally renowned sustainability certification.
Deep sea floats designed to attract trophy fish like marlin, mahi-mahi and tuna will be deployed along the WA coastline in the McGowan Government’s latest bid to lure tourists to the state.
International recognition for new Geraldton business
Fish fanatics from Harvey and surrounds joined together to take part in the recent Harvey Dam Redfin Bash.
The fourth annual Pilbara Fishing Extravaganza attracted a record turnout.
Crayfishermen’s ‘eyes and ears’ help detect drug smugglers and biosecurity threats
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