West coast demersal scalefish issue in the media

Since the Government announced its proposal to introduce a nine-month west coast demersal scalefish ban, the media has been buzzing with news articles and items on the issue. This reflects the importance of these iconic fish to the West Aussie lifestyle. Below are some of the cuttings and links from the WA media on the issue over the last few months.

6PR Breakfast with Gareth Parker 19 Aug 2022

ABC Country Hour – 18 Aug 2022 – West Coast Demersal Species

ABC News – 18 Aug 2022 – Catches halved and seasonal closures planned for popular West Australian fishery

Fishing World – 23 Aug 2022 – WA governments proposal to shut fishing for dhufish and snapper for nine months of the year

Fishing World – 25 Aug 2022 – Project to boost pink snappy numbers, Western Australians urged to get involved

Midwest Times – 24 Aug 2022 – Demersal fish ban will see Jurien Bay charter business shut down while commercial fishing continues daily

The Geraldton Guardian – 23 Aug 2022 – Recreational fishers say State Governments blunt nine month fish ban is a disgrace

The Sunday Times – 28 Aug 2022 – Smells a bit fishy

The West Australian – 18 Aug 2022 – Snapper and dhufish fishing ban

The West Australian – 19 Aug 2022 – Fisheries Minister Don Punch responds to outrage from community over ban

The West Australian – 20 Aug 2022 – Ministers message to industry Go Fish

The West Australian – 21 Aug 2022 mark McGowan defends WA recreational fishing ban

The West Australian – 22 Aug 2022 – WA recreational fishing ban Opposition says alternative proposals from anglers ignored

The West Australian – 27 Aug 2022 – Fisheries should follow Koreas lead

The West Australian – 29 Aug 2022 – WA fishing ban Industry facing downturn before shock proposals to slash limits implemented

The West Australian – 30 Aug 2022 – WA fishing ban McGowan Government extends discussion time on slashing catch limits and restrictions

The West Australian 22 Aug 22 Premier bites on fish ban

WA Today – 19 Aug 2022 – Proposed nine month ban on snapper and dhufish enrages recreational fishers