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Ngari Capes Marine Park

​Ngari Capes Marine Park includes most of the southern half of Geographe Bay and extends around Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin to Flinders Bay near Augusta.

This marine park consists of five zone types: 'no-take' sanctuary zones, recreation zones, special purpose (shore-based activities) zones, special purpose (surfing) zones and a general use zone.

The management plan for Ngari Capes Marine Park has been finalised, and includes detailed information on the zones and permitted recreational fishing activities.

Note: Further legislation is required before the marine park fishing prohibitions come into effect. Until this occurs there will be no changes to fishing rules in the marine park. 

Once the fisheries legislation is in place, recreational fishing rules will remain unchanged in 89 per cent of the marine park area. You can become familiar with the new zones by exploring the interactive map below. While special rules will soon apply in the marine park zones, Statewide recreational fishing rules also apply. 

The key species likely to be found in the waters of Ngari Capes Marine Park include western rock lobster, blue swimmer crabs, abalone, dhufish, pink snapper, salmon, King George whiting, tailor and Australian herring.

More information

For further information about sites and activities in Ngari Capes Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.

To access resources and publications click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

The following publications also provide more details:

For information on how the marine park is managed, visit Ngari Capes Management.

Last modified: 15/02/2017 3:56 PM

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