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Fish still on the menu

News release
04 December 2014

Close to 90 per cent of the coastal waters around Kangaroo Island are available for both commercial and recreational fishing, including catching crayfish and collecting razorfish, scallops and abalone.

The remaining areas are of high conservation value, set aside as sanctuary zones within the four marine parks around Kangaroo Island, where fishing is no longer allowed.

These sanctuary zones have been carefully designed through an extensive community consultation process to provide a balance between protecting areas of ecological importance while avoiding placing too many restrictions on popular recreational and commercial fishing areas. For example, the main channel area in the Bay of Shoals is still open for fishing and isn’t part of the sanctuary zone.

For more information on marine park sanctuary zones (including free maps and GPS coordinates) please contact us or visit