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Pink snapper recreational fishing

Pink snapper is a popular target species for recreational fishers. We manage recreational fishing through a combination of measures including size and daily bag limits

When fishing with the use of a powered vessel, a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required.

Limited open seasons​ for demersal scalefish are in place for recreational fishers in the West Coast Bioregion. Any pink snapper caught outside of these seasons must be returned to the water immediately. 

There is a separate annual pink snapper fishing closure in Cockburn and Warnbro sounds.

There are also fishing closures in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion in Shark Bay’s inner gulfs, where other special fishing rules also apply.

It is compulsory to possess a release weight when line fishing from a boat for demersal fish, including pink snapper, on a Statewide basis. 

Information on recreational fishing rules for pink snapper can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide. 

Find out more about pink snapper recreational fishing with our Catch the stats report card.



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