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Large pink snapper held after being caught
Friday 28 April 2017

Protecting Shark Bay’s spawning pink snapper

Shark Bay’s Eastern Gulf is closed to fishing for pink snapper from 1 May-31 July (inclusive).

The annual closure protects pink snapper from fishing at a time of year when large numbers of the species gather in the gulf to spawn.

Pink snapper stocks in Shark Bay’s inner gulfs were overfished in the 1990s prompting a long-term recovery program.

To ensure this precious aquatic resource is available for future generations to enjoy, it is important fishers stick to the seasonal closure and other rules that apply in Shark Bay.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our  Recreational fishing guide or pick up a copy of the guide from our offices and participating information outlets.

Last modified: 28/04/2017 1:07 PM

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