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Fishers wade onto a reef, with waves surging just beyond them, to collect abalone
Carefully consider ocean conditions before you enter the water to fish for abalone.
Friday 3 March 2017

Abalone fishers urged to take care on last day of season

​Fishers are reminded to follow the abalone fishing rules and carefully consider sea conditions if heading out to fish on the last day of the 2016/17 season this Sunday.

The last fishing opportunity for this season is between 7 am and 8 am this Sunday (5 March) in the West Coast Zone abalone fishery.

A licence is required to fish for abalone.

We urge fishers to be aware of size and bag limits and to consider your personal safety at all times.

Keep an eye on the weather and the ocean and wear appropriate clothing for abalone fishing, including protective footwear and a wetsuit or light clothing that won’t become too heavy when wet.

Attach your measuring gauge to your wrist, rather than hanging it around your neck, and carry your catch in a loose-weave net bag that won’t become a dragging weight.

Fisheries and Marine officers will be patrolling on Sunday ensuring fishers stick to the bag and size limits and the 7 am to 8 am fishing window.

For safety tips for fishing in Western Australia, visit the fish and survive website. For more tips, you can download a copy of our Recreational fishing for abalone guide or pick up a copy from our offices and participating information outlets.

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