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Ngari Capes Marine Park

​Ngari Capes Marine Park includes most of the southern half of Geographe Bay and extends around Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin to Flinders Bay near Augusta.

This marine park consists of five zone types: 'no-take' sanctuary zones, recreation zones, special purpose (shore-based activities) zones, special purpose (surfing) zones and a general use zone.

These zones, which include fishing prohibitions, are now in effect(from 10 April 2019).

You can familiarise yourself with the new zones by exploring the interactive map below and through the Recfishwest fishing app and the Marine Parks WA app.

While special rules now apply in the marine park zones, Statewide recreational fishing rules also apply. Recreational fishing rules remain unchanged in 89 per cent of the marine park area.

For information on the Marine Park and further details on the zones and permitted recreational fishing activities please refer to the Ngari Capes Marine Park Management Plan.


The key species likely to be found in the waters of Ngari Capes Marine Park include western rock lobster, blue swimmer crabs, abalone, dhufish, pink snapper, salmon, King George whiting, tailor and Australian herring.

More information

For further information about sites and activities in Ngari Capes Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.

To access resources and publications click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

The following publications also provide more details:

Last modified: 16/06/2020 11:18 AM

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