Media Releases

August 25, 2020

Trout stocking to help fishers reel in freshwater fishing fun at Drakesbrook

UPDATE: Troutfest is fully booked. Come get your feet wet and hands dirty to help release thousands of rainbow trout into Drakesbrook Weir, near Waroona! (more…)

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August 09, 2020

A recfishing boost package resulting in more places to fish and more fish to catch!

Recfishwest welcomes today’s announcement by the Premier Mark McGowan and Fisheries Minister Peter Tinley of a multi-million-dollar package focused on fishing including three new artificial reefs, fish stocking…

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February 27, 2020

Awesome Autumn of Salmon launch brings big haul of sensational salmon fishing events for WA recfishers

On the back of this week’s announcement by the State Premier Mark McGowan that recreational salmon fishing is worth $331 million a year to the WA economy, Recfishwest is proud and excited to announce the Awesome…

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August 21, 2019

Crab fishery changes – a step towards bigger, better crabs

Recfishwest CEO Dr Andrew Rowland has welcomed today’s announcement by Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly to introduce measures to give the female blue swimmer crab breeding stock in Perth and the South West more…

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March 27, 2019

What $2.4 Billion Dollars Means for Your Fishing

Earlier in the month you may  have read the latest announcement regarding just how much fishing matters to West Aussies, after a report titled ‘Economic Dimensions of Recreational Fishing in Western Australia’…

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March 06, 2019

Western Australia’s $2.4 billion recreational fishing lifestyle

Fast facts: WA’s hundreds of thousands of fishers choose to spend $2.4 billion every year on fishing; There is $1.8 billion spent on fishing trips alone; Healthy abundant fish stocks are the key to great fishing…

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January 24, 2019

Crayfish industry growth plan must protect inshore reefs

Fast facts: WA has the best recreational crayfish fishery in the world and Recfishwest will fight to protect it; Concerns over impact on recreational lobster catch and participation; Nearshore crayfish abundance…

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December 19, 2018

Innovative steps to plastic-free fishing

Mendolia Seafoods, with the support of Recfishwest, have taken a huge step toward plastic-free fishing, with the launch of a new burley and bait product. The packaging for the new product, named the ‘Burley Brick…

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December 11, 2018

Moves afoot to change the way WA crayfish are managed

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly recently made an announcement about changes to the way crayfish stocks are to be managed in WA. (more…)

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October 30, 2018

Solution for Derby Barramundi Resource Sharing

Solution for Derby Barramundi Resource Sharing Fishing sectors work together to achieve positive solution High abundances are critical to high value fishing experiences More Barra left in the water for local and…

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October 29, 2018

Have your Say on Crabs

Crabbing Review to Look After South West Crabs Management needed for better protection of female crabs Perth to Geographe Bay Community to have their say Recreational fishing surveys since 2011 have consistently…

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October 11, 2018

Restoring the Balance: The 1st Step to Bigger Better Crabs

Media Release, 11 October 2018 Recfishwest Vision – Bigger Better Crabs for Peel Harvey Minister Prioritises and Protects Family Fishing Experiences The Right Abundances in the Right Places Recfishwest…

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May 16, 2018

Location of Exmouth Artificial Reef Announced

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly – Media Statement Fishing licence fees help create an Exmouth integrated artificial reef Wednesday, 16 May 2018 – New artificial reef will enhance Exmouth fishing…

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May 15, 2018

New Artificial Reef Coming to Perth’s Northern Suburbs

Fisheries Minister Media Release Tuesday, 15 May 2018 – $1.9 million worth of new projects to put your fishing licence fees to work for you – Since 2012, about $10 million from licence money has funded…

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May 10, 2018

Déjà vu for WA fishers as State Government get their hooks into licence fees… again

Fast facts: Second fishing licence fee increase in 12 months; Recfishwest was not consulted; and Recfishwest will be pushing hard to ensure every cent of the additional money delivers maximum benefit to the…

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March 16, 2018

Carnarvon fishers finally get their say on snapper conservation

Fast facts: Carnarvon fishers have shown an overwhelming willingness to be part of the solution; Recfishwest will continue to work to ensure the government clearly understand the views of Gascoyne fishers…

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July 21, 2017

Latest Commonwealth Marine Park Plan a better outcome for fishing

Recfishwest today welcomed the latest Commonwealth Marine Reserves’ network plans, which recognises the importance of fishing in WA. (more…)

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May 13, 2017

Recfishwest Welcomes Continued Commitment to Support Safe Fishing as Major Milestone Achieved

Recfishwest welcomes continued commitment to support safe fishing as major milestone achieved. In a huge achievement for fishing safety in WA, the 50th Angel Ring has recently been installed at high-risk fishing…

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