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​Fishers must comply with bag and size limits for abalone.

Thursday 7 March 2019

West Coast Zone abalone fishing to go ahead for final day of the season

The replacement fishing day, for one of the 2019 abalone fishing hours cancelled in January, will go ahead this Saturday (9 March) to wrap up the annual West Coast Zone season.

Surf Life Saving WA’s recommendation is to proceed with this Saturday’s fishing between 7am and 8am event based on their surf prediction modelling, which has set the risk factor in the low to medium range.

All fishers planning to take part in the fishing hour are urged to assess their own safety and competence for the sea and weather conditions on the day and ensure their water skills, clothing and gear are suitable for abalone fishing.

Recreational fishing for sea urchins can also occur for the scheduled hour (7-8am).

This fourth and final day of the season can occur because it is estimated the total catch will not to exceed the sustainable target range of 18 to 22 tonnes.

Fishers must comply with the bag and size limits for abalone. Fisheries officers will be on patrol at abalone fishing locations in the West Coast Zone, between the Busselton Jetty and Moore River, to check compliance of the rules.

You can find abalone fishing safety tips on SLSWA's website.

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