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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 13 October 2022

West Coast demersal seasonal closure

Fishers are reminded the annual seasonal closure for demersal finfish in the West Coast Bioregion starts this Saturday, 15 October.

The closure is part of the recovery plan to safeguard future sustainability of demersals.  While closed, you cannot fish for, take, bring onto land, or be in possession of demersal finfish on a boat within the West Coast Bioregion.

The next steps of the recovery plan will consider the outcomes of the recent West Coast Demersal Scalefish Resource and Statewide Recreational fishing consultation.  DPIRD is currently working with peak sector bodies to finalise management packages to further support recovery of demersal stocks.

Any management changes required are expected to be implemented over the summer of 2022/23.

For more information about species included in the closure, check this list.​ 

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