Demersal Bag Limit Question

My mates and I are heading up to Shelter Bay boat fishing for a week next Saturday.

We've been quite a few times, and we often get a few fish we know to be Yellowspotted Rockcod (Epinphelus areolatus).....people seem to colloquially call them Honeycomb Cod, but we have caught them as well and they are different. They are included in the Inshore Demersal section of the Fish Identification brochure available on the Fisheries website.

What we have found is that they are very good eating, and we definately keep them. If the past, we have counted them in our demersal bag limit, but I've been through the latest rules and I can't see the Epinphelus species group mentioned anywhere.

Does anyone know for sure what bag limit group these are in. If they aren't a demersal...perfect!!


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Yes counted as demersal

Mon, 2019-06-10 17:05

 Get the recfishwest app and you will find it in there.

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Honeycomb in demersal bag on

Mon, 2019-06-10 19:46

Honeycomb in demersal bag on Gascoyne coast  

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Mon, 2019-06-10 19:50

Recfishwest app cleared it up  

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Tue, 2019-06-11 09:42

Its a good app to have....


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