Proposed Local Government Property Amendment Local Law 2022 - Shark Fishing Provisions

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The City of Fremantle proposes to make a Property Amendment Local Law 2022.

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to enable the City of Fremantle to provide additional controls and management related to shark fishing on local government property to support increased public safety and in effect to provide a framework for the control of shark fishing on local government property and will provide authority to enforce the law and administer fines.

The proposed amendment to the City of Fremantle’s local law would prohibit fishing for sharks by means of a fishing line that contains any metal wire or chain within one metre of any hook.

It would also prohibit fishing for sharks using blood or berley as a lure, and with the use of a spear gun or similar device. The penalty for undertaking illegal fishing activities would be $500.


Please provide your comments on the proposed amendment by using our electronic submission form below. Submissions are welcomed from the public until 5.00pm Monday,11th April 2022 (as per the Local Government Act 1995 requirements).



The City of Fremantle proposes to make a Property Amendment Local Law 2022.

The purpose of the proposed amendment is to enable the City of Fremantle to provide additional controls and management related to shark fishing on local government property to support increased public safety and in effect to provide a framework for the control of shark fishing on local government property and will provide authority to enforce the law and administer fines.

The proposed amendment to the City of Fremantle’s local law would prohibit fishing for sharks by means of a fishing line that contains any metal wire or chain within one metre of any hook.

It would also prohibit fishing for sharks using blood or berley as a lure, and with the use of a spear gun or similar device. The penalty for undertaking illegal fishing activities would be $500.


Please provide your comments on the proposed amendment by using our electronic submission form below. Submissions are welcomed from the public until 5.00pm Monday,11th April 2022 (as per the Local Government Act 1995 requirements).


  • Please provide your comments/make a submission on the proposed amendment. 

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