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Saturday 15 August 2020

Freycinet Estuary closure

​The annual pink snapper closure for Shark Bay’s Freycinet Estuary starts today, 15 August and will continue until 30 September.

The Estuary is closed to recreational and commercial pink snapper fishing to allow the fish to breed undisturbed and help maintain healthy and sustainable stocks.

Pink snapper spawning closures in Shark Bay’s inner gulfs ensure these stocks remain sustainable into the future. Results from a survey of boat-based recreational fishing in 2018/19 will be published soon. For more information, visit https://www.fish.wa.gov.au/Fishing-and-Aquaculture/Recreational-Fishing/Recreational-Fishing-Rules/Shark-Bay-pink-snapper/Pages/index.aspx

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