Recfishwest: Three-year FAD trial a success

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WESTERN Australia's recreational fishing peak body, Recfishwest, says a statewide three-year trial FADs program has been a success.

Recfishwest says positive feedback and reports along with Facebook posts and Youtube videos of captures on the FADs revealed good catches of key fish species - highlighting the importance of a future FADs program.

Recfishwest has also reported that the FADs program created a brand new dolphinfish fishery for the Albany fishing community. However, the not-for-profit acknowledged there have been setbacks which can be learned from in developing a future FADs program.

In a Facebook post, Recfishwest told its followers "We believe creating great new fishing opportunities like this is exactly what recfishing licence money should be spent on."

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