People fishing from Charter Boats are not required to hold a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence when fishing from a licensed charter boat. The charter sector contributes to the cost of managing recreational fishing through licence fees and charter catch and participation information is provided through compulsory log book returns.
Fish For the Future
Western Australia's vast coastline offers people a variety of great fishing experiences. Recreational fishing is a popular activity that involves around 34 per cent of the State's population and contributes more than $570 million a year to the State's economy.
The new Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence is required to undertake any general fishing activity conducted with the use of a powered boat anywhere in the State from 2 March 2010.
Examples of where the new licence is required when fishing from a powered boat include:
• line fishing (handline, rod and line, squid jigging);
• catching crabs;
• catching octopus; and
• dip-netting for prawns.
The Fishing for the Future website contains much important information about recreational fishing in WA.
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