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Looking down a hill onto a beach and reef which is dotted with abalone fishers

While personal safety is paramount, it is important fishers are also aware of the rules – including bag and size limits.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Safety reminder for final day of abalone season

​As recreational abalone fishers take to the reefs for the final day of the season this Saturday, 17 February, for one hour between 7am and 8 am, personal safety should remain the top priority.

Monitor sea and weather conditions, and wear appropriate clothing for abalone fishing, including protective footwear. Attach your measuring gauge to your wrist, rather than hanging it around your neck, and carry your catch in a loose-weave net bag that won’t become a dragging weight.

Calm waters and favourable sea conditions this season have provided licensed fishers with an estimated total recreational catch of  16.56 tonnes of Roe’s abalone in the West Coast Zone. Catch levels are on track to be within the target range of 18-22 tonnes over the four-day season.

In the event that severe weather is forecast, we may close the fishery on advice from Surf Life Saving WA.

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

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