The season start on Sunday with one hour 7am – 8am and then the first Sunday of each month through to March. There will be hundreds of people clambering over the reef to get the highly prized shellfish. Bag and size limits are 20 Roe’s abalone, with a minimum size of 60mm. The fisheries department officers look at people’s catch to make sure undersized shellfish are not taken.
Recently myself and Commander David Haynes met with Yanchep Surf Life Saving Volunteers to discuss how to manage and incidents this coming Sunday.
Last year at our local beach, the Yanchep Lagoon an abalone fisherman was tragically washed off the reef and his body not found.