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Cockburn Sound Blue Manna Crab Season CLOSED

crabA reminder that the Cockburn Sound Blue Manna crab season is now closed… Read more

Fisheries: FAQ for new rules in effect from December 16

PLEASE read up on the newest fisheries rules below

http://fisheries.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/WestLimits/westcoast_rules_2009.pdf

One of the more significant changes to us is the new Dhufish limit. Its 1 Dhufish per diver or 2 per boat (If there are 2 or more persons on the boat).

Also the addition of the “High Risk Demersal” category of 2 fish ONLY .This category includes spearo favourites Baldchin Grouper, Breaksea Cod, Parrot fish, Dhufish and Pink Snapper to name a few. In simple terms you (the Spearfisherman) may only capture 2 high risk demersal species in total, ie 1 Baldchin and 1 Pink Snapper.

It DOES NOT MEAN you can have 2 Baldchin, 2 Pink Snapper, 2 Breaksea Cod and 2 Parrotfish in your possession.… Read more

Western Rock Lobster Season opens this Sunday

Its been a long time (well it feels that way for us) but the season is opening for these delicious critters this Sunday 15th November.

Bag limit are 6 per person and 12 per boat.

Lobsters may not be speared whilst diving for them and the middle tail must be clipped soon after capture.

For further info regarding Western Rock lobster visit:
www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/FishingRockLobsters/index.php?0102 … Read more

Joe Petrovich wins another term on the RECFISH board

Congratulations to Joe on his recent re-election to the RECFISH WA board. Joe’s contribution and effort is greatly appreciated by all WA Spearfisherman and his representation of the Spearfishing minority is invaluable to our sport and its future in WA.

Thank you to all that voted for Joe who secures another 1 year term on the board.

Well done Joe.… Read more

Abalone season opens

Abalone season has opened on 1st November for the West Coast zone and runs untill 6th December.

Best places to try for these guys are shallow reefs where the ocean breaks.

Check www.fish.wa.gov.au for restrictions, bag limits and further details.

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