In order to effectively represent the views of the recreational fishing community, Recfishwest undertakes consultation throughout Western Australia using a number of different methods.

Face to Face Enagagement

  • Recfishwest visits all major regional coastal centers over a 12 month period and meets one on one with fishing clubs, industry contacts and community groups.
  • Recfishwest attends major community events such as fishing tournaments and agricultural shows to speak one on one with grass roots fishers

Reference Groups

  • Recfishwest’s reference groups are designed to attract recreational fishers who have a great deal of expertise in specific fisheries. Recfishwest utilises the knowledge that these groups provide to guide Recfishwest Board decisions, and help in identifying strategic goals for particular fisheries.


  • Recfishwest utilities the power of electronic surveys when major issues arise that affect recreational fishing. Surveys on issues such as changes to fishing rules and expenditure of licence money have elicited very positive responses from the community.


Click the links to read Recfishwest’s position on:

Harvest Strategy

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

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