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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Friday 8 July 2022

Herring bag limit change approved

Following successful recovery of herring stocks, a request for a herring bag limit boost from 12 to 20 fish by Recfishwest has been approved by the Minister for Fisheries and will be implemented from 1 October 2022.

This increase shows the importance of scientifically informed fisheries management and of working together to protect and share our fisheries resources for the future.

Australian herring is the most common finfish taken by our State’s recreational fishers on the lower west and south coast and is especially popular with young fishers. Many West Aussies will have fond memories of catching a herring as their first ever fish.  Increasing the daily bag limit from 12 to 20 is great news for fishers and will improve recreational fishing experiences.

The regulation will need to be updated before the new daily bag limit can be taken by recreational fishers, so until then the current bag limit of 12 still applies.

Read the full media release here.​​​

Last modified: 11/07/2022 4:03 PM

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