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Shoalwater Islands Marine Park

​Shoalwater Islands Marine Park is 50 kilometres south of Perth (near Rockingham) and includes Shoalwater Bay and Warnbro Sound.

Shoalwater Islands Marine Park consists of four zone types: 'no-take' sanctuary zones, a special purpose (wildlife protection) zone, a special purpose (scientific reference) zone and a general use zone.

Recreational fishing can be enjoyed in most areas of the marine park, but special rules apply in some zones. Ensure you know your zones before you go fishing by exploring the interactive map below. Click on the different zones to find out where you can and can’t fish.

Remember that Statewide recreational fishing rules (such as species, bag and size limits, seasonal closures, gear restrictions and licence requirements) also apply to fishing in Shoalwater Islands Marine Park. 


The key species likely to be found in the waters of Shoalwater Islands Marine Park include western rock lobster, blue swimmer crabs, abalone, pink snapper, King George whiting, flathead, mulloway, tailor, tarwhine, sand whiting, Australian herring, squid and octopus.

More information

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

To access resources and publications, including the marine park visitor guide, click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

Last modified: 15/02/2017 10:12 AM

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