Fishing ban for Greens Pool

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Fishing will be banned at Denmark Greens Pool after more than 960 people signed a petition to protect the popular sanctuary.

Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly made the announcement on Tuesday and said the closure was aimed to improve visitors’ safety in the area after concerns were raised about swimmers and spearfishers.

“With other fishing locations close by, this closure is a common sense move,” he said.

“The decision allows for the appreciation of the marine environment, without the risk of interaction with fishing lines and spearguns.”

Shire of Denmark chief executive, Bill Parker said the minister’s decision further reinforced the importance of infrastructure upgrades within William Bay National Park.

“The Shire of Denmark currently has an application before the Government to upgrade various facilities within the park that includes sealing roads to Waterfall Beach and Mad Fish Bay,” he said.

“These upgrades will improve vehicle access to alternative fishing locations.”

Situated between Denmark and Walpole, Greens Pool is a popular tourist attraction which attracted more than 350,000 visitors each year.

The natural pool is also a centrepiece of William Bay National Park.

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