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A tagged mulloway held by a researcher

​A tagged mulloway being prepared for release as part of a recreational fishing licence fee-funded stocking program at popular fishing locations on the mid-west coast.

Thursday 22 June 2017

Licence fees increase to benefit recreational fishing

As part of the State Government’s review of fees and charges, recreational fishing licence fees will go up by $5 on 8 July, with all revenues being re-invested into the recreational fishing sector.

Licence fees are used to improve recreational fishing opportunities by funding initiatives including Recfishwest and the Recreational Fishing Initiatives Fund, as well as fisheries management activities.

It is the first time licence fees have increased in seven years.

Fifty percent discounts will still apply if you are under 16 years old, as well as pensioners and seniors.

Line fishing from beaches and jetties remains free of charge. Fresh water angling licences are not required for under 16s.

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