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Shark Bay Marine Park

Shark Bay Marine Park is approximately 800 kilometres north of Perth.

The park incorporates most of the waters of Shark Bay's inner gulfs, and extends north along the mainland near Carnarvon. Shark Bay Marine Park consists of four zone types: 'no-take' sanctuary zones, special purpose zones, recreation zones and a general use zone. The totally protected Hamelin Pool Marine Nature Reserve lies adjacent to the marine park.

Recreational fishing can be enjoyed in most areas of the marine park, 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 Shark Bay Marine Park. 

The key species likely to be found in the waters of the marine park include emperors, cod, coral trout, whiting, mackerel and tuna species as well as the iconic species pink snapper, blue swimmer crabs, tailor and baldchin groper.

More information

For further information about zones, sites and activities in Shark Bay Marine Park, 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 10:15 AM

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