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Recreational fishing in Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park

The newly created Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park is located north of Broome and Derby and south of the Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park.

The park covers approximately 350,000 hectares from Talbot Bay in the west to Walcott Inlet and Glenelg River in the east.

The Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park consists of three zone types: ‘no-take’ sanctuary zones, special purpose (recreation and conservation) zones and a general use zone.

The joint management plan for the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park has been finalised and includes detailed information on the zones and permitted 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 more than 76 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 the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park include barramundithreadfin, mangrove jack, black jewfish and mud crabs.

More information

For further information about the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.  ​

Last modified: 9/11/2017 4:46 PM

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