Sunset in the Kimberley, Western Australia

Western Australian Silver-lipped Pearl Oyster (Pinctada maxima) Industry

Western Australian Marine Stewardship Council Report Series No. 5

A comprehensive synthesis of the fisheries biology, stock assessment, ecosystem impacts, and governance of Western Australia’s historic wild-capture pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima, fishery. I co-ordinated this report as part of the Marine Stewardship Council full assessment of the fishery. The fishery uniquely became the world’s first ‘certified sustainable’ jewelry in September 2017.