Can you still fish for sharks in the City of Cockburn?
Not if you are using the methods listed in the Local Laws i.e. the use of set or buoyed lines or by using blood or any other lure for the purpose of attracting sharks.What type of sharks can you catch and what are the size rules?
What if you are using the prohibited methods to catch other species, but accidentally catch a shark?
Please refer to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Recreational Fishing Guide
and also the Western Australian Government Recreational Fishing Rules
It would be up to the Ranger’s discretion to assess at the time of the alleged offence.Who will be enforcing the Local Law?
City of Cockburn Rangers already patrol Cockburn’s coastal areas as part of their normal duties.Who controls John Graham Reserve in the Woodman Point Regional Park?
John Graham Reserve Woodman Point is managed by the state government Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service but the beach and 200m of the ocean regardless of tides, is under the City of Cockburn’s jurisdiction.Who controls Ammunition Jetty?
The jetty is under the management of the Department of Transport, but that does not affect the City of Cockburn from enacting its Local Laws.Is the City of Cockburn responsible for security patrols and CCTV deployment at Ammunition Jetty car parks?
The car parks at Ammunition Jetty are owned by the DBCA, which is responsible for security in the area. The City is only responsible for security resourcing at Coogee Beach and C. Y. O’Connor Beach car parks.Is it illegal to catch Tiger sharks in Western Australia?
Tiger sharks caught in Western Australia’s West Coast and South Coast bioregions are totally protected if they have an inter-dorsal fin measurement of more than 700 millimetres (sharks measuring about 1.8m in length).Is it illegal to catch Great White sharks?
Great White sharks are totally protected, regardless of their size. Please refer to the Recreational Fishing Guide
for more information.
For more information please contact the Community Safety team on 08 9411 3444.