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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Tuesday 1 June 2021

Bernier Island pink snapper closure

The waters north of Bernier Island, including Koks Island, closed for recreational and commercial pink snapper fishing for three months from today, 1 June.
It is the peak spawning period for these fish in the Gascoyne and the protection of these important aggregations is a key strategy implemented to recover this iconic species. You can play your part in supporting Gascoyne oceanic pink snapper recovery by sticking to the rules and avoid fishing in the closed area to ensure they have the best opportunity for spawning success.
The closure is in place from 1 June until 31 August inclusive. Fishing for other species from a boat is allowed, but during this time it is illegal to fish for or be in possession of pink snapper while fishing by line in the closed area.
Check our map of the area or download our fact sheet for more information.

Last modified: 1/06/2021 9:47 AM

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