Media Statements

For Portfolio: Fisheries

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

29/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s Western Rock Lobster achieves world first milestone

23/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries; Disability Services

Awards recognise the valuable volunteers supporting Fishability

21/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Celebrating 50 years of the Pemberton hatchery’s benefits for WA

3/11/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Abrolhos Islands management plans to safeguard slice of paradise

2/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Shark alert app reaches major milestone with 100,000 downloads

2/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Hillarys aquaculture upgrades ready for shellfish research

24/10/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

$1 million to boost mobile connectivity at Western Australian surf beaches

18/10/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries; Small Business

WA businesses on show at world’s biggest Food Expo in Paris

15/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Freshwater family fishing fun at Troutfest 2022

7/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Yellowtail kingfish stocking in metro waters passes 75,000

4/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

FishWatch reporting service goes online

1/10/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Recreational herring fishers can now enjoy a bigger bag limit

30/09/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

New DPIRD Director General to drive opportunities for WA primary industries and regions

21/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Improved shark hazard mitigation along Joondalup coast

20/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Funding a win for freshwater fishers

16/09/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA success at the National Seafood Industry Awards

30/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Public consultation extended for demersal scalefish recovery

18/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Fishers invited to have their say on demersal scalefish recovery

12/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New fisheries patrol vessel for northern WA waters

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

7/07/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Herring bag limit increased following successful stock recovery

9/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Another BEN signs milestone to enhance coastal safety

8/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Unique WA-developed abalone ocean fishery certified sustainable

3/06/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New plan guiding innovation and recreational fishing investment in WA

16/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant progress for environmental protection of Exmouth Gulf

3/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant step forward for creation of Marmion Marine Park

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

21/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Three new next-gen shark monitoring receivers installed on Busselton Jetty

20/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Lake Kununurra barramundi fishing on show to the world

20/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA secures international sustainable fisheries research funding

16/04/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

Investment to support trout stocking and tourism across the South-West

4/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Opportunity for recfishers to help shape demersal scalefish stock recovery

21/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

WA celebrates 10 years of commitment to sustainable fisheries

16/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New WA-made device added to Shark Deterrent Rebate scheme

5/03/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Think Sea Sense when the salmon schools show up at your beach

21/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Public invited to have their say on Abrolhos management plans

18/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to boost recovery of demersal scalefish stocks

14/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Herring stock recovery a fishing management success story

13/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New rules to stop recreational shark fishing off Port and Leighton beaches

10/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Meet the FLUPSY - innovative new infrastructure boosting Albany’s shellfish aquaculture

4/02/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Planning for the future of Marmion Marine Park

22/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s unique octopus species has a new Noongar name

21/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Mandatory lifejackets to continue keeping people safe at Salmon Holes

13/12/2021

MacTiernan; Punch

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Helping WA agribusiness capture export markets

11/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Let’s keep abalone fishing safe and celebrate its sustainability

3/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Punch

Premier; Environment; Fisheries

Historic protections to safeguard spectacular Exmouth Gulf

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Safe ocean swimming for Esperance this summer

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Albany Aquaculture Zone to boost investment, growth and jobs

1/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Charter fishing sector boosting the State’s economy and jobs

30/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Lobster back of boat sales increase brings festive season bonus

21/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australia celebrates World Fisheries Day

18/11/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Cottesloe’s beachside shark warning towers are ready for summer

18/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Abrolhos Island scallops become WA’s eleventh MSC certified sustainable fishery

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

2/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Troutfest celebrates WA’s enthusiasm for freshwater fishing

24/09/2021

Sanderson; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Consultation underway on new marine park for the south coast

24/09/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Chapman Valley leads northern rollout of McGowan Government’s BEN sign program

24/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Punch

Premier; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave Festival celebrates the best of the Mid-West

4/09/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark patrols underway as State Budget provides funding certainty

19/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Sustainability and secure access to guide WA’s aquatic resources

18/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Fishing licence fees help find ways to reduce shark bite-offs

13/08/2021

Punch

Fisheries

WA’s commercial fishing industry honours its champions

18/07/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Barramundi stocking passes one million at Lake Kununurra

14/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to support recovery of WA’s western rock lobster fishery

13/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Minister gives recreational fishers a hand releasing future catches

12/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Boost for white shark tagging and monitoring in expanded mitigation program

23/04/2021

Punch

Fisheries

New artificial reef deployed in northern suburbs

31/03/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Western Australians urged to stay SharkSmart during Easter salmon run

29/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

Lure of Western Australia hooks giant Huon Aquaculture

29/01/2021

MacTiernan; Tinley

Regional Development; Fisheries

Geraldton signature festival kicks off with funding injection

28/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

New research facilities to support jobs and grow aquaculture industry

25/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

Funding boost for Surfing WA to help keep wave chasers safe

24/12/2020

Templeman; Tinley

Local Government; Fisheries

BEN signs to aid safety at beaches in the State’s north

17/12/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Promoting the building blocks for WA’s aquaculture opportunities

14/12/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Gold standard for world-class Exmouth and Shark Bay prawns

13/12/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

More local lobster available just in time for Christmas

9/12/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Stick to the rules and enjoy a safe and sustainable abalone season

3/12/2020

Tinley; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Permanent mobile tower boosts coverage at Esperance beach

3/12/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

New nursery to help meet international demand for WA trout

20/11/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Recovery of Perth’s coastal abalone stocks great news for local fishers

17/11/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Aquaculture Development Plan set to unlock thousands of local jobs

13/11/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

SharkSmart WA app ticks over 30,000 downloads

27/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Students work with contractor on new northern artificial reef project

16/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Bunker Bay gets two new-generation shark monitoring receivers

7/10/2020

Tinley; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Rock oyster research moves to the Pilbara

3/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Annual trout stocking benefits WA’s freshwater fishers

1/10/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Kununurra barramundi stocking program will soon pass one million

25/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Urban fishing event gives young anglers opportunity to land trout

18/09/2020

Tinley; Dawson

Fisheries; Disability Services

New van delivers more benefits for applauded Fishability program

15/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Back of boat sales offers more rock lobster for Western Australians

9/09/2020

MacTiernan; Tinley

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Move to back State’s vital primary industries

4/09/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Beach safety continues to be a priority for McGowan Government

30/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Popular surf spot in Bunker Bay to get shark monitoring receivers

27/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Big fines and penalties await those who break WA’s fishing laws

14/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Tinley

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Food industry plan to support WA recovery efforts

14/08/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

Plan for Mid-West unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

9/08/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

Recreational fishing hooks new benefits from WA Recovery Plan

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Harvest Road Oceans sets sustainable pace for shellfish aquaculture

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

WA Recovery Plan to fund Albany shellfish hatchery’s expansion

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Fishing Strategy designed to keep recreational sector safe