From 1 July, five new Australian Marine Park management plans came into effect, creating new rules for where fishing can occur in 44 marine parks around Australia.
The Department of Environment undertook a mail out to WA Fishing Boat Licence holders affected. Please also find below links to their cover letter, factsheet and two class approvals of relevance to WA fishers – for the South-West Network and North-West Network of Marine Parks.
All commercial fishers who currently fish, or intend to fish, within these areas need to be aware of the new management arrangements.
The five new management plans together with maps and zoning, can also be accessed on the Parks Australia website: parksaustralia.gov.au/marine