Licensed recreational fishers are urged to follow the rules and carefully consider sea conditions ahead of the second last fishing opportunity for the 2016/17 abalone season between 7 am and 8 am this Sunday.
Fishers should consider their personal safety at all times and not take risks.
This means keeping an eye on the weather and the ocean, but making sure you are wearing appropriate clothing for abalone fishing including protective footwear and a wetsuit or light clothing that will not become too heavy when wet.
Safety tips for fishing in WA are available on the Fish and survive website. For more tips, you can download a copy of our Recreational fishing for abalone guide or pick up a copy from our offices and participating information outlets.
The West Coast Zone for recreational abalone fishing officially extends from Busselton Jetty, north to the mouth of Greenough River, however, the coastal region north from Moore River to the WA/NT Border remains closed permanently to abalone fishing, until further notice.
Fisheries and Marine officers will be out and about on Sunday, ensuring abalone fishers stick to the 7 am to 8 am fishing window.
Officers will also be focussing on bag and size limits and making sure that fishers stop taking abalone when they reach their bag limit.