Recent Marine Park change – reminder!

Posted on Dec 9, 2015

In Batemans Marine Park, the NSW Government proposes to rezone the shoreline (to 100 m offshore) at the following four sites from sanctuary zone to habitat protection zone to permanently allow shore-based recreational line fishing: North Head, Congo Point South Beach and Mullimburra Point to Bingie Beach, Brou Beach and Bullengella Beach and Bogola Head Beach to Loader Beach. The amnesty on shore-based recreational line fishing at these four sites will continue until the rezoning process is finalised. The amnesty has now ceased at the following three sites and enforcement of sanctuary zone rules has recommenced: Guerilla Bay Beach (Burrewarra North), Burrewarra Point to Long Nose Point (Burrewarra South), Broulee Island. The amnesty did not apply at Burrewarra Point itself, and the sanctuary zone at this site also remains in place. All forms of fishing are prohibited in sanctuary zones - on-the-spot fines apply of up to $500.

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