Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA and Hon Stephen Dawson MLC
- When visiting popular rock fishing spot Salmon Holes, people will be required to wear Type 1 lifejackets
- The trial is designed to see if the wearing of lifejackets will reduce rock fishing fatalities
The State Government's compulsory lifejacket trial at Salmon Holes, in the Torndirrup National Park near Albany, will commence on January 1, 2019 to evaluate if the wearing of lifejackets is effective in reducing rock fishing fatalities.
The trial makes it compulsory for anyone visiting the rock fishing area at Salmon Holes, even if they are not fishing, to wear a Type 1 lifejacket. The trial will cover three salmon seasons and is expected to run until June 30, 2021.