Our Views

Recfishwest Position Statements

Recfishwest endeavors to respond to all issues and developments that may impact upon recreational fishing in Western Australia. Position statements are developed to outline Recfishwest’s views on important topics.

Position statements are developed based on information gathered through regional networks and the expert advice received through Recfishwest’s Reference Groups, such as the Rock Lobster Reference Group and Freshwater Fisheries Reference Group.

Our position statements are underpinned by recreational fishing values. We believe it is of utmost importance to understand the needs and desires of the recreational fishing community at the grass-roots level and we aim to achieve this through effective consultation.

All position statements are subject to formal review on a regular basis and may be updated to cover any changes in circumstance or in response to new information. If you have an interest in any of Recfishwest position statements, we encourage you to contact us with questions or points you consider should be included or excluded.

Click the links to read Recfishwest’s position on:

Offshore Wind Energy

Mandatory life jackets for Recreational Vessels in WA

Salmon Stance

Harvest Strategy August 2018

Access to Sustainable Fish Resources

Marine Parks

Recognising the values of recreational fishing

Fish Welfare

Intrasectoral fish resource sharing

Restocking and stock enhancement

Artificial reef and habitat enhancement

Wilderness Conservation Areas

Recfishwest Information Privacy Policy 2022

Code of Conduct for recreational fishing in the Pilbara

Fish Welfare Code  of Conduct

Kimberley Recreational Fishing Code of Conduct

Recfishwest Release Weight Brochure

Shark Bay Code of Conduct

Recfishwest’s position on the Cockburn Sound Outer Harbour Proposal