Charter boat crayfishing changes promoting WA cray tourism

In good news for recreational fishers, especially those who don’t have the means to catch a feed of crays – such as  non-boat owners, young children, families, the elderly or people with disabilities – there is now a new option to jump on a charter boat and experience catching a WA icon that thousands of other recfishers get to experience.

Recfishwest believes the charter sector can play a significant role in increasing the accessibility of crayfish to the WA public who want to catch their own. Being larger vessels, charter boats will fish in different areas than those fishing for crays in smaller trailer boats around inshore reefs.

Marine Tourism WA said: “The new changes will make it easier for national and international tourists to access boat-based rock lobster tours and more importantly provide a great benefit to the local wider community who wish to experience catching Western Australia’s Rock Lobster on a safe and managed platform through the fishing charter sector”.

Read Marine Tourism WA’s media release on these changes here!

You can also read Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly’s media release here.

There’s nothing quite like catching a feed of crayfish.