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The view of 80 Mile Beach from nearby sand dunes
Refresh yourself on the new rules for 80 Mile Beach Marine Park before heading north for some fishing action. Photo courtesy Markus Gann.
Friday 21 September 2018

New rules for 80 Mile Beach Marine Park

Recreational fishers heading up to 80 Mile Beach will need to 'know their zones' this season, following the establishment of the Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.

The new park which comes into effect from 6 October includes new zoning and new rules.

Within the marine park, there are three Sanctuary Zones, and three Special Purpose Zones that may affect your fishing activity.

Anna Plains Sanctuary Zone, Kurtamparanya Sanctuary Zone and Pananykarra Sanctuary Zone are all closed to recreational fishing and shell collecting. 

The Malamalajungunya Special Purpose Zone is closed to all shore-based fishing, shell collecting and boat launching. However, boat fishing in this zone is allowed.

Boat fishing is not allowed within the Pananykarra Special Purpose Zone and the Banningarra Creek Special Purpose Zone. However, shore-based fishing and shell collecting is permitted.

All zone boundaries are defined by latitude and longitude coordinates, which you are able to manually plot into your GPS.

Further information and maps can be downloaded from the 80 Mile Beach Visitor Guide.

Our officers have been running an education roadshow throughout the region with Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions staff, attending regional events and visiting caravan parks and nearby fishing areas to update recreational fishers on the changes.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide in booklet size or the A4 print-friendly version.

Last modified: 21/09/2018 10:31 AM

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