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Battered fish on a plate as a meal
Saturday 5 October 2019

New rules support WA fishing tourism

Guests staying in commercial accommodation, such as resorts, that provide accommodation and meals can now have their fish stored and cooked on the premises.

The rule change opens up tourism opportunities for guests at resorts and on charters, but the sale of recreationally-caught fish remains an offence.

Guests in commercial accommodation can now store their fish and have it prepared for a meal by the accommodation’s restaurant. 

The restaurant may apply a charge or cost for cooking or preparing the fish for its owner, but cannot on-sell any of that fish or its parts to other people.

The fish must be clearly labelled with the owners name while being stored at the accommodation site.

More information about these rule changes is available in out Q&A information sheet​.

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