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Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park

The Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park is 300 kilometres north of Broome and covers almost 700,000 hectares.

Primarily recognised as a principle calving habitat of the humpback whale population that migrates annually along the State’s coast, Camden Sound is also known as one of the most biologically significant regions in the world. It also includes Montgomery Reef, St George Basin and Prince Regent River.

Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park consists of five zone types: ‘no-take’ sanctuary zones, a special purpose (whale conservation) zone, a special purpose (wilderness conservation) zone, a special purpose (pearling) zone and a general use zone.

The management plan for Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park has been finalised, and includes detailed information on the zones and permitted recreational fishing activities. 

Note: Further legislation is required before the marine park fishing prohibitions come into effect. Until this occurs there will be no changes to fishing rules in the marine park.

Once the fisheries legislation is in place, recreational fishing rules will remain unchanged in more than 80 per cent of the marine park area. You can become familiar with the new zones by exploring the interactive map below. While special rules will soon apply in the marine park zones, Statewide recreational fishing rules also apply.  

The key species likely to be found in the waters of Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park include mackerel, tuna and sailfish in the open water; barramundi, fingermark and threadfin near shore; and emperor and tropical snapper in reef environments.

The Code of Conduct for Recreational Fishing in the Kimberley includes positive actions and recommended strategies that provide practical tips on having a world-class fishing experience in the Kimberley.

More information

For further information about sites and activities in Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park, visit the Department of Parks and Wildlife Explore Parks WA website.

To access resources and publications, including the marine park visitor guide and the Kimberley Tides newsletter, click on the ‘Downloads and Resources’ tab.

The following publications also provide more details:

Last modified: 20/07/2018 4:17 PM

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