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A closeup of a baldchin groper's grey head and white jaw, showing its large sharp teeth
Baldchin groper have protruding tusk-like teeth in both jaws. Photo: Shannon Conway
Monday 23 January 2017

Abrolhos Islands open for baldchin groper

Fishing for baldchin groper at the Abrolhos Islands re-opens on 1 February following the annual spawning closure.

Baldchin gropers, known as ‘baldies’, are long-lived and slow-growing demersal fish, and bag and size limits apply to keep their populations healthy.

All boat skippers must notify us of their intended visit to the Abrolhos Islands by completing the online notification form or filling in a form at our Geraldton office.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide or pick up a copy from our offices and participating information outlets.

Last modified: 23/01/2017 5:18 PM

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