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WRL 50 Tags Proposal to Catch Scalefish on your Commercial Boat

WRL Proposes Fishers Receive 50 Tags Per Year To Catch Scalefish For Personal Consumption


WRL has written to Minister Tinley requesting that West Coast Rock Lobster Managed Fishery (WCRLMF) active fishers be able to once again land scalefish while commercially fishing for lobster.

Click here to read the letter to Minister Tinley and for further details about the proposal.

WRL has proposed that WCRLMF active fishers receive 50 registered tags each annual season to land up to 50 scalefish for personal consumption. Whilst those 50 tags could be used anytime throughout the year, landings would need to adhere to daily recreational bag limits.

This proposal allows WCRLMF active fishers to once again land scalefish from a commercial fishing boat, meaning that you would no longer need to de-register and re-register your commercial boat.

This proposal is seeking a reasonable solution to WCRLMF active fishers having their licences to catch scalefish from commercial fishing boats removed in 2008 without compensation.

WRL encourages our members to email Minister Tinley at to demonstrate your support for this proposal.


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