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Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Thursday 31 January 2019

Abalone fishing to go ahead on 2 February

​Recreational fishing for abalone in the West Coast Zone, due to take place from 7am to 8am on Saturday 2 February, is set to go ahead.

The recommendation from Surf Life Saving WA is that the event can proceed, but with caution. Fishers are therefore reminded to assess the conditions before going in and not take any unnecessary risks.

Study the waves before you get into the water, keep an eye on the swell while fishing, and make sure you’ve got the right gear – it’s easy to be injured on the reefs.

Additional abalone fishing safety tips are also available on Surf Life Saving WA's website at

The Department is monitoring the recreational abalone catch to see if an additional day can be scheduled following the cancellation on 12 January. At this stage, the proposed extra day is being considered for Saturday 9 March.

At the latest, fishers will be advised of the extension to the season in the week following the last scheduled fishing day on Saturday 16 February.


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