Western Australian managed fisheries

The implementation of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) allows the Australian Government to assess the environmental performance of fisheries and promote ecologically sustainable management.

An independent assessment of all export and all Australian Government managed fisheries is required. These assessments ensure that, over time, fisheries are managed in an ecologically sustainable way.

Fishery assessments under the EPBC Act

Western Australian managed fisheries
Fishery assessments Fishery export
approval expires
Abalone Fishery 30/05/2025
Abrolhos Island and Mid West Trawl Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Beche-de-mer Fishery 26/08/2016
Broome Prawn Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery 30/05/2025
Exmouth Gulf Prawn Fishery 30/05/2025
Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish (Shark Bay Snapper) Fishery 30/05/2025
Kimberley Prawn Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Mackerel Fishery 30/05/2025
Marine Aquarium Fish Fishery 20/10/2016
Northern Demersal Scalefish Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Northern Developmental Blue Swimmer Crab Fishery Expired
Octopus Fisheries 16/03/2016
Onslow and Nickol Bay Prawn Managed Fisheries 30/05/2025
Pearl Oyster Fishery 30/05/2025
Pilbara Trap Fishery Expired
Pilbara Trawl Fishery 18/05/2017
Salmon Managed Fisheries 30/05/2025
Shark Bay Crab Interim Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Shark Bay Prawn Fishery 30/05/2025
Shark Bay Scallop Fishery 30/05/2025
South Coast Crustacean Fishery 11/11/2016
South Coast Trawl Fishery 06/05/2016
Specimen Shell Managed Fishery 30/05/2025
Temperate Shark 24/08/2018
Tropical Shark Expired
Trochus Fishery 30/05/2025
Tycraft Pty Ltd Giant Clams 31/07/2015
West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery 28/05/2018
West Coast Purse Seine Managed Fishery and South Coast Purse Seine Managed Fishery Expired
Western Australian West Coast Deep Sea Crustacean Managed Fishery 30/05/2025