Pink snapper are one of Western Australia’s best-known and most sought-after fish, prized by commercial and recreational fishers alike, and seafood lovers for their excellent taste. In WA, pink snapper are found from the warmer waters to the north of Karratha to the cooler waters of the Great Australian Bight.
line caught, Exmouth, Glen Brodie, FV Just George
Cobbler (Cnidoglanis macrocephalus), or catfish as they’re known outside Western Australia, are ‘endemic’ to Australia, meaning they’re only found here. They live in the southern half of the country, in coastal and estuarine
waters up to about 30 metres deep. Commercial fishing for cobbler began as early as the 1940s. Historically, cobbler is a popular fish species known for its soft and delicate flesh. In Western Australia, commercial targeting of cobbler is restricted to estuaries. Each estuary hosts a discrete breeding stock that’s genetically distinct to other estuarine populations, cobbler has soft, delicate flesh that’s good to eat
GM Sharp, Albany