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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Friday 30 April 2021

Eastern Gulf closure

Fishing for pink snapper will be closed in Shark Bay’s Eastern Gulf from tomorrow, 1 May until 31 July inclusive.

Shark Bay is an important breeding area for pink snapper with a population that does not interbreed with stock from other nearby gulfs, or the wider oceanic population, making them particularly vulnerable. Providing protection for these aggregations is critical for sustaining adequate breeding stock of these long-lived fish.

 

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