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Muiron Islands Marine Management Area

Muiron Islands Marine Management Area is approximately 15 kilometres north of North West Cape (near Exmouth). It adjoins the northern end of Ningaloo Marine Park and includes the Muiron Islands (North and South) and Sunday Island.

Muiron Islands Marine Management Area consists of two zone types: conservation areas and an unzoned area.

Recreational fishing can be enjoyed in most areas, but special rules apply in some zones. Ensure you know your zones before you go fishing by exploring the interactive map below. Click on the different zones to find out where you can and can't fish.

Remember that Statewide recreational fishing rules (such as species, bag and size limits, seasonal closures, gear restrictions and licence requirements) also apply to fishing in Muiron Islands Marine Management Area. Special spearfishing rules also apply.

The key species likely to be found in the waters of the marine management area include red and spangled emperor, giant trevally, queenfish and coral trout. Pelagic species including mackerel, tuna and barracuda are prevalent in the deeper water between the islands.

More information

For further information about zones, sites and activities in Muiron Islands Marine Management Area, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.

To access resources and publications, including the marine park visitor guide, click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

Last modified: 15/02/2017 10:14 AM

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