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Pink snapper recreational fishing

Pink snapper is a popular target for recreational fishers. We manage recreational fishing through a combination of measures including size and daily bag limits

When fishing with the use of a powered vessel, a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required.

There is a closed season for recreational fishing for demersal fish in the West Coast Bioregion; any pink snapper caught must be returned to the water immediately. There is a separate annual pink snapper fishing closure in Cockburn and Warnbro sounds.

There are also fishing closures in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion in Shark Bay’s inner gulfs, where other special fishing rules also apply.

It is compulsory to possess a release weight when fishing for demersal fish, including pink snapper, in the West Coast Bioregion. 

Information on fishing rules for pink snapper including size and bag limits and fishing closure dates can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide.

Last modified: 2/02/2017 4:48 PM

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