Recreational abalone fishing in the West Coast Zone takes place over one-hour sessions on four Saturday mornings between December and February.
This summer’s abalone fishing days will be between 7am and 8am on the following Saturdays:
14 December 2019
11 January 2020
1 February 2020
15 February 2020.
If unsafe conditions are forecast, an abalone fishing day may be cancelled. If a fishing day is cancelled, a replacement day may be added to the end of the season provided it will not make catches exceed the total allowable recreational catch.
The number of fishing days may be reduced or extended following in-season monitoring to ensure the recreational catch is consistent with the allowable catch and managed in a sustainable way.