Imagine a fishery full of thumping trophy sportfish on your town’s doorstep and within easy reach of the boat ramp.
Imagine what that would look like – well imagine no further – sit back and enjoy this awesome film we commissioned film-maker and fishing fanatic, Craig Wells, to make about fishing in Roebuck Bay, near Broome. The film premiered recently as a finalist in the town’s Mud and Saltwater Short Film Festival.
The fishing’s better when the fish are biting, and Roebuck Bay is a testament to what can be achieved through managing fish stocks to be healthy and abundant.
While previous management arrangements were biologically sustainable, they did not allow stocks to grow to a size that supports such extraordinary fishing experiences for the community.
In a nutshell, recreational fishing enjoyment is maximised when fishery management delivers a high abundance of fish in places readily accessible for rec fishers.
The results speak for themselves in the film, we’re sure you’ll agree. Could something similar happen in your local fishery? Just imagine….
Many thanks to all of those involved in the making of this film.