Fish for the future – take only what you need. Observe possession limits. Quickly return undersize and unwanted fish to the water. Discard all rubbish and fishing line in bins when ashore.
Bag and Possession Limits
Special bag and possession limits are in place to manage Shark Bay fish stocks. For example, in the inner gulfs it is illegal to fillet fish at sea; only whole fish can be brought ashore. Visit the Department of Fisheries for details.
Shark Bay Marine Park Zones
Shark Bay Marine Park protects Shark Bay’s rich marine life while allowing public enjoyment of the region. The regulations in the marine park zoning system manage local marine ecosystems to protect fish stocks, dugong habitat, seagrass meadows and stromatolites. See the Shark Bay Marine Reserves brochure for details.
Fisheries Zones & Pink Snapper Regulations
Over and above the marine park zoning system there are special zones in place to better manage the local pink snapper population. Pink snapper stocks in the inner gulfs of Shark Bay are vulnerable to overfishing and were badly depleted at one stage. Visit the Department of Fisheries for details.
Parks & Wildlife
Shark Bay District Office
63 Knight Terrace
Denham WA 6537
Ph: +61 8 9948 2226
Fax: +61 8 9948 1024