skip to content
Government of Western Australia - Department of Fisheries
Saturday 15 August 2020

Freycinet Estuary closure

​The annual pink snapper closure for Shark Bay’s Freycinet Estuary starts today, 15 August and will continue until 30 September.

The Estuary is closed to recreational and commercial pink snapper fishing to allow the fish to breed undisturbed and help maintain healthy and sustainable stocks.

Pink snapper spawning closures in Shark Bay’s inner gulfs ensure these stocks remain sustainable into the future. Results from a survey of boat-based recreational fishing in 2018/19 will be published soon. For more information, visit

Last modified: 14/08/2020 1:19 PM

© All contents copyright Government of Western Australia. All rights reserved. ABN: 18 951 343 745


© This work is copyright. You may display, print or reproduce this material only in an unaltered format for your personal or non-commercial use, or for use within your organisation. Apart from any use permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.


The information and advice provided by the Department of Fisheries website is made in good faith and is from sources believed to be reliable and accurate at the time of release onto the website. Changes in circumstances after a document is placed on the website may affect the accuracy of the information. Full disclaimer details are available at