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Spangled emperor recreational fishing

Spangled emperor is a popular target for recreational fishers, especially in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion, where recreational fishers take 10 times more than commercial fishers.
 
Recreational fishing is managed 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.
 
The species is also caught by recreational fishers in the West Coast Bioregion, where there is an annual closed recreational fishing season for demersal fish, including spangled emperor.
 
It is compulsory to carry a release weight when fishing for demersal fish, including spangled emperor, in the West Coast Bioregion. 
 
Information on fishing rules for spangled emperor including size and bag limits can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide.

Last modified: 24/10/2017 3:07 PM

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