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A number of large abalone on an Augusta reef
Southern Zone closure is in place to help the local abalone population remain sustainable.
Monday 14 May 2018

Southern Zone abalone season closure

The Southern Zone of the licenced recreational abalone fishery closes for the season on 16 May and will reopen again on 1 October.

The closure, from the Busselton Jetty to the South Australian border, applies to Roe’s abalone as well as the larger brownlip and greenlip abalone.

As sea urchin can only be taken during the abalone open season, fishing for sea urchin is also not permitted during the season closure.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing for abalone guide.

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