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​Safety should be top of mind when fishing for abalone – use appropriate gear, monitor conditions and know the rules.
Tuesday 9 January 2018

Safety highlight for abalone fishers

Recreational abalone fishers are being reminded again of the need to stay safe and know the rules when fishing as the second fishing day of the West Coast Zone season kicks off this Saturday, 13 January, for one hour between 7 am and 8 am.

The message for fishers is to think about safety at all times and not take risks or enter the water if conditions are dangerous.

The season's fishing days have been changed to run over the summer months to reduce the risk of rough weather conditions. In the event that severe weather is forecast, we may close the fishery on advice from Surf Life Saving WA.

The season may also be reduced or extended to ensure the total recreational catch of abalone (Roe's and greenlip/brownlip) is within the target range of 18-22 tonnes.

For more information download our Recreational fishing for abalone guide or check online. Licences can be purchased online.

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