Last chance for recfishers to help shape demersal scalefish stock recovery

Fishers are reminded to have your say on measures and management options to boost the recovery of pink snapper and dhufish stocks in the West Coast recreational fishing community consultation survey.

Peak sector body Recfishwest, is seeking an understanding of preferred potential measures, as well as fishers’ ideas about how sustainability targets might be achieved.

The Recfishwest survey, which closes on 29 April, is the first phase of a two phase consultation to provide valuable input into the future management of West Coast demersal scalefish. The need for changes to catch limits has recently been highlighted to boost the recovery of stocks, following recent scientific assessments that show recovery has not been fast enough to meet 2030 sustainability targets.

Fishers are encouraged to the complete the survey before it closes at 11.59pm on 29 April 2022.

Recreational fishers can have their say by visiting