'Illegal' marron caught near Collie

Fisheries officers have seized more than 100 "illegally" caught marron from two people in WA's South-West.

The fisheries and marine officers seized 139 marron from two fishers on a recent night patrol near Collie.

The marron was taken out of season, with many of them undersized and with eggs.

Marron season only runs from January 8 through to February 5.

All the seized marron were safely released back into the wild by fisheries officers.

The two apprehended fishers will be appearing in Collie Magistrates Court at a later date.

They could face fines of up to $5,000 for possession of marron during the non-possession period with an additional $50 per marron as well as up to $5,000 for possession of totally protected marron.