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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 11 March 2021

Final session of WCZ abalone season

​Fishers are urged to be cautious for the final session of the West Coast Zone abalone season to be held this Saturday, 13 March.

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) prediction modelling sets the overall safety risk at medium and their recommendation is for recreational abalone fishing between 7am and 8am to proceed with caution.

Fishers planning to take part in this Saturday’s fishing session need to be sure of their own safety and competence in the sea and weather conditions they encounter and recognise their water skills, clothing and gear need to be suitable for abalone fishing.

This weekend’s final session of the West Coast Zone (WCZ) recreational abalone season not only replaces one of the designated fishing hours that was cancelled earlier this year, but is also the fifth session for the 2020/21 season made possible by the improved abalone stocks along the Perth coast.  

Fishers can play their part in the ongoing sustainability of the abalone resource by following the rules . Safety tips are also available from SLSWA at https://www.mybeach.com.au/safety-rescue-services/coastal-recreation/abalone/

For more information, read the full media release.

 

 

 

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