WA anglers reminded of pink snapper ban

Western Australian fishos are being reminded that fishing for pink snapper in the Cockburn and Warnbro Sounds is banned until 31 January 2011 due to spawning.
Cockburn Sound is the site of the largest known aggregations of pink snapper in the West Coast Bioregion and is thought to be critical to the maintenance of breeding stocks of these long-lived and slow growing fish.
Due to this it's illegal to be in possession of pink snapper while fishing in the waters of Cockburn and Warnbro Sounds during the closed season.  Pink snapper taken outside of the Sounds may be transported through, and landed in, Cockburn and Warnbro Sound during the closed season though.
For all the relevant info including a map of the affected areas click here...
Posted 8 October 2010