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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Wednesday 7 December 2022

First abalone session for 2022-2023

The first session for West Coast Zone abalone fishing for the summer of 2022/23 will be this Saturday, 10 December from 7am to 8am.

More than 17,000 fishers have taken out a recreational abalone fishing licence and can collect a bag limit of 15 Roe’s abalone. Careful management, including ongoing stock monitoring, has helped ensure this highly valued Perth abalone fishery is kept sustainable.

Abalone fishers are reminded to always put safety first and wear the right gear.  This means wearing a wetsuit rather than clothing, plus gloves and reef shoes and using a mask and snorkel. Fishers should carry a mesh bag for their catch and keep an eye on ocean swells and the waves that wash across the reef.  

Fishers who head to Penguin Island for designated abalone fishing dates need to be aware of potential closures there, if the forecast temperature for the day is 35 degrees Celsius or over. Boat fishers can still fish for abalone offshore from Penguin Island, provided vessel occupants don’t go onto the island when the closures are in place.

Our compliance officers will also be at key fishing locations on Saturday to ensure fishers stick to the rules. Details on the fishing rules and fishing dates for the season are available in the Abalone recreational fishing guide 2022/23.  

Read the full media release

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