Conservation groups have heralded the State Government's announcement of Camden Sound Marine Park as a significant win for the Kimberley.
But the Opposition is questioning why trawl fishing will still be allowed.
The park is the first of four to be created in the Kimberley and will cover 7,000 square kilometres of sea and coastline 300 kilometres north of Broome.
Almost half the park will be closed to fishing trawlers, while about 20 per cent will be closed to other forms of commercial fishing.
The park will be formally created in the next few months.
Read the full article, Trawlers Allowed in New Kimberley Marine Park, on the ABC News website.