Freshly caught pink snapper, dhufish and baldchin groper can be targeted again, with fishing in most areas of the West Coast Bioregion now open.
The annual closure is one of several measures to manage recreational and charter catches under a management plan to allow demersal scalefish species to recover by 2030. The department's latest research update on how the recovery is progressing is now available online.
Please be aware of species specific closures that are still in place in the West Coast Bioregion – Cockburn and Warnbro Sounds do not re-open for pink snapper fishing until 1 February, and the Abrolhos Islands is closed for baldchin groper fishing until 1 February.
More information on seasonal closures in the West Coast Bioregion is available on our website.