Survey seeks information on fishing attitudes and resource access

The Fisheries Research and Development Corporation along with its research partners are conducting a survey to better understand the shared and contrasting values among the fishing industry and their vision for fair and secure access to aquatic resources.

If you are a commercial fisher operating in a fresh or saltwater fishery in Western Australia, then click the link to open the survey at https://app.qmethodsoftware.com/study/8765. Everyone responding will have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from BCF.

The results of the study will be used by the FRDC and other policy stakeholders to build a better understanding of shared and contrasting values among the fishing industry and will contribute to the achievement of the FRDC’s vision for 2030 of fair and secure access to aquatic resources. The FRDC are not involved in the study design or analysis, and funding is not dependent on the research outcomes.

The survey form uses a methodology called Qmethod and is not optimised for smartphone use, so please use a computer or tablet to complete the study.

The study is being conducted by NCEconomics, in collaboration with Alluvium Consulting and Agtrans Research and Consulting. The study, “Project 2020-088: Quantifying inter-sectoral values within and among the Indigenous, commercial and recreational sectors”, is supported by funding from the Fishing Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) on behalf of the Australian Government.

If you have any questions about the study, you can contact Tracy Schultz at [email protected]