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To ensure there will be plenty of fantastic 'pinkies' for the future like this one in Shark Bay, fishers need to stick to seasonal closures and other rules.

Friday 3 May 2019

Annual closure for pink snapper in Shark Bay's Eastern Gulf

It’s time to give pink snapper a break from fishing in Shark Bay’s Eastern Gulf and allow them to spawn undisturbed to replenish their stocks.

The annual closure for the popular species in the Gulf is from 1 May to 31 July (inclusive).

The Eastern Gulf is an important breeding area for them and the closure provides extra protection as they gather to spawn.

To ensure the future of this fantastic fishery, fishers need to stick to the seasonal closure and other rules that apply in Shark Bay.

While the Eastern Gulf is closed during this time, Denham Sound and Freycinet Estuary remain open to pink snapper fishing. Freycinet’s annual season closure runs from 15 August to 30 September, inclusive.

Last modified: 3/05/2019 3:49 PM

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