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Recreational fishing in Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park

The Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park is located north of Broome and Derby and south of the Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park.

The park covers approximately 350,000 hectares from Talbot Bay in the west to Walcott Inlet and Glenelg River in the east.

The Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park consists of three zone types: 

  • eight ‘no-take’ sanctuary zones;
  • three special purpose (recreation and conservation) zones; and 
  • a general use zone.

The joint management plan for the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park has been finalised and includes detailed information on the zones and permitted fishing activities.

On 13 July 2018 and 24 December 2019, the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls zoning scheme was gazetted under section 62 of the Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 (CALM Act) respectively. Following gazettal of the zoning scheme, legislation is made under the Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (FRMA) to give effect to any fishing prohibitions in the marine park.

As of 11 June 2022, the fisheries prohibition will be in place.

Recreational fishing rules will remain unchanged in more than 76 per cent of the marine park area. You can become familiar with the new zones by exploring the interactive map below. While special rules apply in the marine park zones, Statewide recreational fishing rules also apply.

It is important to understand the permitted and prohibited fishing rules​ that apply in the three zone areas of the marine park.​ 

The key species likely to be found in the waters of the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park include barramundithreadfin, mangrove jack, black jewfish and mud crabs.

More information

For further information about the Lalang-garram/Horizontal Falls Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.

Last modified: 7/06/2022 10:09 AM

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