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Abalone fishers in wetsuits collecting abalone from a shallow reef.

Stay safe, monitor sea conditions and know the rules while abalone fishing.

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Safety is top priority for abalone fishers

Recreational abalone fishers should make safety the top priority as they prepare for day three of the season this Saturday, 3 February, for one hour between 7am and 8 am.

Considering your personal safety is all important. This not only means keeping an eye on the weather and the ocean, but making sure you are wearing appropriate clothing for abalone fishing including protective footwear and a wetsuit or light clothing that will not become too heavy when wet.

The move to Saturday fishing over the summer season was made 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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