Recreational and commercial fishing interests in Western Australia want a rethink on a shark fishing ban in the state’s north-west, 12 years after commercial shark fisheries were closed due to overfishing.
- Shark populations are booming off the north-west coast of WA after the area was closed to commercial fishing 12 years ago
- WA’s new Fisheries Minister Don Punch met with Recfishwest and WAFIC representatives this week. He has made no decision on the plan
- Marine conservation group Sea Shepherd says any return to commercial shark fishing in the north-west would amount to a cull
They say the shark population is booming and threatening fish stocks and tourism.
The fishing groups want the existing commercial line, trap and trawl…
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