Image of status for King George Whiting, showing Very Good result, Declining trend and High data confidence.

The status of King George Whiting (Sillaginodes punctatus) in Port Phillip Bay in 2021-2022 was Very Good and the trend is Declining. This status is informed by available time-series data from the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) indicating biomass from commercial Catch Per Unit Effort for haul seine in Port Phillip Bay and recreational Catch Per Unit Effort creel surveys. The confidence score for this data is High.

One of the 3 main fisheries for King George Whiting is in Port Phillip Bay, both commercial and recreational fishing occurs. The current stock classification by VFA has characterised the King

Photo of two King George Whiting swimmingPhoto credit: Julian Finn, Museums Victoria Copyright Museums Victoria / CC BY

George Whiting stock (state-wide) as sustainable. This fish stock is classified as high relative importance for Victoria. The status was calculated using a Biological Quality Ratio. For more detail on how this status was calculated view the methodology section.

Map Data Source: CoastKit
Data contributors and acknowledgements:

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Page last updated: 17/04/24