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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Wednesday 1 September 2021

Blue swimmer and pink snapper closures

A reminder that fishing closures for blue swimmer crabs and pink snapper start today, 1 September.

All waters, coastal, rivers and estuaries, from the Swan River to Minninup Beach (15km south of Bunbury) are now closed to blue swimmer crab fishing from 1 September to 30 November inclusive to protect breeding stock.

Cockburn and Warnbro Sounds are now closed to fishing for pink snapper, or being in possession of pink snapper while line fishing from 1 September to 31 January inclusive to allow pink snapper to spawn. The area includes north to Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and west to the inside of Five Fathom Bank.

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