A long history of fishing
The WCL has a strong association with fishing and harvesting of marine resources. The Worimi People have a long history of fishing and shellfish collecting. This is reflected in the extraordinary number of Worimi cultural sites occurring throughout the WCL which are dominated by pipi shells, with some also containing estuarine and rockshelf shellfish species.
The WCL is recognised as an excellent beach fishing destination and has a strong history of recreational fishing. Fishing continues to be one of the most popular recreational activities in the WCL.
All recreational fishing activities in NSW waters are regulated under the Fisheries Management Act. Recreational fishing must be in accordance with recreational licence conditions specified by the Department of Primary Industries and the Fisheries Management Act.