The Australian herring fishery in Western Australia
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The Australian herring fishery in Western Australia 1973-1985 by Michael H. Walker

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Published by Fisheries Department, Western Australia in Perth, W.A .
Written in English


  • Fisheries -- Australia -- Western Australia.

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Bibliography: p. 25.

Statementby Michael H. Walker and Diane P. Clarke.
SeriesReport (Western Australia. Fisheries Department) -- no. 76., Report (Western Australia. Fisheries Dept.) -- no. 76.
ContributionsClarke, Diane P.
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p. :
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15169944M
ISBN 100730916081

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A government analysis indicates that % of Australian fish stocks are overfished or are being fished too heavily, and the status of % is not known. Despite being almost endangered, it currently legal in Australia to commercially fish for school, scalloped hammerhead and gulper sharks, blue warehou, dogfish, orange roughy, eastern gemfish. The Australian herring (Arripis georgianus), also known as the ruff, tommy ruff, or Australian ruff, is one of four Australasian fish species within the genus closely resembles its sister species, the Australian salmon, although it grows to a smaller size. Like the other members of its genus, it is found in cooler waters around the southern coast of Australia. WESTERN AUSTRALIAN SALMON AND AUSTRALIAN HERRING CREEL SURVEY. Suzanne Ayvazian, Rod Lenanton, Brent Wise, Richard Steckis and Gabrielle Nowara. FISHERIES DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Final Report. January Project 93/ . In Australia it is known from the central coast of Western Australia, around the tropical north of the country and south on the east coast to southern Queensland. The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Click on the map for detailed information.