We conduct recreational fishing surveys or censuses of wa fishers because unique groups of fishers and licence holders provide different useful data. As part of the transition to the new recreational fishing licence system only licences with an expiry date of the 13th of january 2020 onwards can be renewed online.
Licence funds are spent on a number of initiatives of direct benefit to recreational fishers in western australia.
Recreational fishing wa licence. Washington is home to hundreds of fish and wildlife species and scores of diverse fishing hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities. Recreational fishing licence application contact us disclaimer feedback this portal will not be available on saturday 12 january 2019 from 1 00pm to 8 00pm. If you are boat fishing for demersal species in the west coast bioregion you must carry a release weight on board.
When is the move to the department of transport s dotdirect site happening. For this year only please purchase a new licence by clicking apply for a licence instead of renewing. Artificial reefs and fish attracting devices.
Funds raised through recreational fishing licences help us to manage the state s fish resources effectively. Recreational fishing from boat. Wa s peak recreational fishing body to represent the interests of the wa recreational fishing community.
Eligible persons may receive a 50 concession for the following fishing activities. The rest is spent on recreational fishing management research and compliance. Recreational fishing initiatives funded from licence fees include.
The improved system is easy to use with new features making buying or renewing your licence simple. Charter fishers will provide mandatory returns which gives us a comprehensive understanding of charter fishing activities and the species they catch. The fees for a new licence are the same as a renewal.
You can purchase a license or parking pass online to start enjoying these opportunities. A recreational fishing licence is required for recreational fishing from a boat netting freshwater angling and fishing for rock lobster abalone or marron. From 6pm on saturday 12 january 2019 all recreational fishing licences applied for online will be processed through the department of transport s dotdirect website however the department of primary industries and regional development will still be issuing you with your licences.
F r om 12 january 2019 applications for online recreational fishing licences and renewals are processed through the department of transport s dotdirect website this won t result in any changes to licence fees and we will still be issuing you with your licences. They will receive a plastic licence card which is current for one year and also a current brochure on the latest rules for the fishery they have chosen.