Reporting tagged lobster, finfish and crabs to the Department of Fisheries will help with our research enabling us to manage our fish stocks more sustainably and ensure there are plenty of fish for the future.
Using FishtagWA to report tagged fish is easy – simply Create Report and follow the instructions such as:
Take a photo – that shows the tag in the animal/fish.
Date – The current date automatically appears but can be changed
Tag number – So we can identify the animal/fish
Breeding status (rock lobster and crabs only) – We need to know what stage of the breeding cycle the tagged animal is at. The Species screen will assist you in identifying this information if you are unsure.
Fish/animal released or retained – To let us know if you release the fish/animal back to the water or if you kept it
Size – This will help us work out how much the animal/fish has grown since it was released. Guides are provided to show you how to accurately measure a rock lobster, crab and fish
Location – This provides us with information as to how far the animal/fish has moved since it was released. You can either use your current location, or, if you move away from where you caught the fish/animal, please record the position of where it was caught. Your fishing details will remain confidential.
We are also asking you provide your contact details. Your details will enable us to report back to you about how far the animal/fish has moved and how much it has grown.
This app is produced by the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. The Department is responsible for managing the State’s marine and freshwater fisheries and ecosystems for present and future generations. For more information, visit the Department’s website
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- Department of Fisheries Western Australia
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