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Spangled emperor recreational fishing

Spangled emperor is a popular target for recreational fishers, especially in the Gascoyne Coast Bioregion, where recreational fishers take 10 times more than commercial fishers.
Recreational fishing is managed 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 spangled emperor caught in the West Coast Bioregion outside of these seasons must be returned to the water immediately.
It is compulsory to possess a release weight when line fishing from a boat for demersal scalefish, including spangled emperor, on a Statewide basis.
Information on fishing rules for spangled emperor including size and bag limits can be found online or in our Statewide Recreational fishing guide.

Last modified: 30/01/2023 11:27 AM

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