These data were sourced from the annual Status Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Western Australia 2018/19. Monthly updates from the Abrolhos Islands, Dongara, and Jurien Bay can be viewed on DPIRD’s Puerulus settlement index A long-term scientific program in the lobster industry provides estimates of breeding stock informed by a monthly sampling program that looks at the abundance of late larval-stage lobsters (puerulus) settling on inshore reefs along the west coast. This puerulus settlement index has always shown a strong correlation with catches of lobsters three and four years later and these data are used to set lobster fishing quotas each year, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the fishery. These data will be updated annually following the release of the Status Report.
These data were sourced from the annual Status Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources of Western Australia 2018/19 – see Table 1 on Page 25. Area (km2) of fisheries and Marine Protected Areas are given for the entire 10,088km2 West Coast Bioregion, which extends from Augusta in the south to north of Kalbarri and includes, but is not limited to, the entire coastline of the NAR. These data will be updated annually following the release of the Status Report.
These data were obtained from the State of the Climate Report 2020 and show anomalies (deviations from the average) in annual mean sea surface temperature in the Australia region using data obtained from the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory. These data will be updated every second year, when the biannual State of the Climate Reports are released.
We respectfully acknowledge the Yamaji and Noongar people who are the Traditional Owners and original natural resource managers of the Northern Agricultural Region and pay our respect to all of the Aboriginal Elders and leaders in the region, past, present and emerging
“Bandang jinangij ngala nyoongar boodja danjoo.”
All people looking after Country together (Noongar).
“Barndi nhurra nganjungu barnagi yanayinha.”
It is good that you come to our Country (Yamaji Wajarri).