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Areas closed to the take of specific species

​Cowaramup Reef Protected Area

 
The Cowaramup Reef Protected Area includes all the waters of Cowaramup Bay. The outer boundary of the protected area runs from the most western part of North Point to the most western part of South Point.
 
 
map of ​Cowaramup Reef Protected Area

 
In the Cowaramup Reef Protected Area, you may:   
  • fish with pointed instruments, rods or handlines for finfish; or
  • catch (using legal fishing gear) squid, cuttlefish, blue swimmer crab, rock lobster and abalone. (A licence is required for rock lobster and abalone.)

All other marine life is protected. This includes but is not limited to live sea shells, octopus, starfish, rock crabs, sea urchins, corals and algae. Prohibition of the collection of these animals will also serve to protect the reef itself and other organisms living on it.

Please note: Cowaramup Reef Protected Area will form part of the Ngari Capes Marine Park.   

Hamelin Bay

All ray and skate species are protected in Hamelin Bay. 

Perth metropolitan area – southern garfish 

Taking southern garfish​ (also known as ‘southern sea garfish’) is prohibited in Perth’s Metropolitan waters between 31° south (just north of Lancelin) and 33° south (near Lake Preston/Myalup) until further notice to protect the breeding stock.

Southern garfish closure


Yallingup Reef Protected Area
 
The Yallingup Reef Protected Area includes all the waters of the Indian Ocean and reef within a 400 metre radius of the mouth of Yallingup Brook.
 
In the Yallingup Reef Protected Area, you may      
  • fish with pointed instruments, rods or handlines for finfish; or
  • catch (using legal fishing gear) squid, cuttlefish, blue swimmer crab and rock lobster. (A licence is required for rock lobster.)

All other marine life is protected. This includes but is not limited to live sea shells (including abalone), octopus, starfish, sea cucumbers, rock crabs, sea urchins, corals and algae. 

 
Please note: Yallingup Reef Protected Area will form part of the Ngari Capes Marine Park.
  
A Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required for any fishing activity from a powered boat. For more fishing information, see our recreational fishing guide
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Last modified: 20/06/2017 2:24 PM

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