Western Australia Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly
Enjoy High-Quality Sustainable Western Australian Seafood This Easter
Victor P Taffa
- From our tropical north to temperate south, Western Australia fishing is world-class
- Western Australian seafood amongst the most sustainable in the world
- Recreational fishers should avoid risky weather or ocean conditions this Easter
Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly is urging Western Australians to seek out and enjoy some seafood this Easter, and support the commercial fishers who play their part in gathering high-quality seafood for local and export markets where our reputation is highly regarded.
“Western Australians should be proud of the way our State’s aquatic resources are managed, management that is highly regarded internationally.” Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly said.
“McGowan Government is also working to expand Western Australia’s aquaculture opportunities, to help develop new businesses, create more jobs and take advantage of our pristine environment, disease-free status and research expertise to help meet the rising global demand for seafood.”
Western Australia is committed to world-class fisheries management and the sharing of aquatic resources, our fisheries are amongst the most sustainable in the world.
Western Australia’s Western Rock Lobster Fishery was the very first fishery in the world to be independently certified through the international Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and has held its certification for almost 20 years.
Other Western Australian fisheries with MSC certification are Exmouth Gulf and Shark Bay prawns, crabs and sea mullet from Peel-Harvey, along with deep sea crabs, pearl oyster and abalone.
Western Australia has a highly diverse range of marine and freshwater ecosystems and our aquatic resources support more than 40 commercial fisheries, plus a range of aquaculture ventures.
A new landmark study this year has also recently revealed that one-third of all Western Australians go fishing making it vital that our fisheries remain well-managed to deliver enjoyable recreational fishing experiences to locals and tourists alike.
Expected weather and ocean conditions this Easter will mean recreational fishers are advised to keep safety top of mind and not take unnecessary risks.