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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Monday 30 May 2022

Northern Bernier Island

Northern Bernier Island will close to recreational and commercial pink snapper fishing for three months from this Wednesday 1 June, until 31 August inclusive.

During this time, it is illegal to fish for pink snapper, or be in possession of pink snapper while line fishing in the closed area. 

June-August is the peak spawning period for oceanic pink snapper in the Gascoyne and protecting spanning aggregations is a key strategy in place to support the Gascoyne oceanic pink snapper recovery plan

The 2022 Gascoyne Demersal Scalefish resource stock assessment will be available in coming months to provide an update on Gascoyne oceanic pink snapper recovery progress against the recovery plan.

To report any suspicious or illegal fishing call FishWatch on 1800 815 507.


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