Recreational fishing will boost wa s covid 19 recovery. Western australia boasts a wide range of fantastic recreational fishing opportunities.
All the money generated from recreational fishing licences is reinvested in initiatives that directly benefit recreational fishing in western australia.
Wa recreational fishing. This week the washington department of fish and wildlife wdfw issued a temporary order to close all recreational fishing and shellfishing in the entire state in order to further prevent the. Funds raised through recreational fishing licences help us to manage the state s fish resources effectively. The package developed with recfishwest includes new artificial reefs a boost to finfish stocks to increase fishing.
From fly fishing for bass and trout on freshwater lakes and streams east of the cascades to trolling for salmon along the coast to crabbing in puget sound washington offers a diverse and unique outdoors experience. The wa recovery plan recognises the importance of both social and economic recovery across wa and recreational fishing is a strong element in our social fabric. A recreational fishing licence is required for recreational fishing from a boat netting freshwater angling and fishing for rock lobster abalone or marron.
The state government s environmental credentials are on the line after it ignored concerns over the proposed port s impact on cockburn sound fish stocks wa s peak recreational fishing body says. You need a recreational fishing licence for these types of fishing within western australia. 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.
It is one of the state s most popular pastimes with an estimated third of the population fishing recreationally. The mcgowan government has unveiled a 6 million package to support western australia s booming recreational fishing industry as part of the wa recovery plan. With increasing fishing pressure and environmental changes we need to manage our natural resources carefully to ensure there are fish for the future.
For this year only please purchase a new licence by clicking apply for a licence instead of renewing. Some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation are available in washington. By developing these new fishing opportunities we aim to encourage western australians to holiday within the state and produce wider community benefits under wa s recovery plan.
Recreational fishing from boat 40 00. The revenue from recreational fishing licences is spent on a range of projects that benefit recreational fishers with 25 per cent set aside for new initiatives and 15 per cent going towards funding recfishwest wa s peak recreational fishing body to represent the interests of the wa recreational fishing community.