Management of the Fishery

The commercial fishery is managed using a complex mix of input and output controls aimed at matching harvesting capacity with resource availability and controlling growth in collective harvesting capacity.

Existing controls include limitations on the number of licences, a wide range of gear restrictions, area and time closures. There are also a limit on the number of commercial agents permitted to assist fishing operations and size limits for individual species.

The majority of the management controls used today have been in place for many years. These are all outlined in the recently released Lakes and Coorong Fishery Management Plan 2005

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