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Re-open – West Coast Demersal Finfish closed season 15 October – 15 December

15 December 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The take or landing of demersal finfish is prohibited within the West Coast Bioregion during this period. If you catch a demersal finfish from a boat or from shore in this area during the closed season you must return it the water as soon as possible.

Unlike the Cockburn Sound pink snapper closure and the Abrolhos Island baldchin groper closure, which are designed to protect aggregations of spawning fish, the demersal finfish closure is one of several management measures to reduce the recreational catch in this area by at least 50 per cent. This reduction was required following independently reviewed research that showed demersal species, like dhufish, pink snapper and baldchin groper, were being overfished.

Find out what’s happening across the state and stay up to date with recreational fishing closures.

Like to add your event? Email us at info@recfishwest.org.au