The Gascoyne Coast Bioregion runs runs from the Zuytdorp Cliffs, north of Kalbarri to the Ashburton River, south of Onslow (27° S to 21°46’ S).
In addition to the general fishing rules that can be found for our Statewide Recreational fishing guide 2013, please be aware of specific rules in this bioregion covering restricted and closed areas.
Marine reserves, which include marine nature reserves, marine parks and marine management areas are managed by the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC). Marine reserves in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion include:
Information about marine reserves is available from DEC offices and website.
Fish habitat protection areas (FHPAs) and closed areas
Fishing for pink snapper in Shark Bay
There are specific rules relating to recreational fishing for pink snapper in Shark Bay.
To make sure you know exactly what you are catching see our Species Identification Guide for the Gascoyne Coast Region.
Additional information is available if you are targeting specific species in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion:
There are also a number of recreational fisheries and fishing activities in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion which require a separate licence.
Make sure you are familiar with all the rules that apply in these areas and fishing activities before you make your trip. If you are unsure about the rules or need further advice, contact your local Department of Fisheries office.