Net Free Zones for Qld !

Aug 21, 2015 - 7:59 AM - by Scott Mitchell

Net-free fishing zones for Central and North Queensland

Today, The Queensland Government will deliver on its election commitment and move ahead on the implementation of three net-free fishing zones in Queensland before the end of the year.

Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Bill Byrne said Cabinet had considered the feedback from more than 6,300 public submissions received during the recent consultation process.

“Ninety per cent of submissions were in favour of introducing net-free zones,” Minister Byrne said.
“The net free zones will offer benefits in tourism and recreational fishing in Queensland and I am excited about the opportunities these zones will have directly on the communities along the boundaries.

“As the Minister for Fisheries I am proud to be leading the reform of fisheries management that has been talked about over the years but never... [Read More]
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Thousands of netted tailor dumped on Moreton Island

Jul 18, 2013 - 11:04 AM - by Macks forever
From Courier Mail 18.7.13
National parks rangers investigate thousands of fish dumped in Moreton Island creek

THOUSANDS of fish have been dumped in a creek on Moreton Island National Park, with locals alleging they were thrown there by fishermen illegally netting in the area.
An island resident said it was not the first time fish had been dumped on the northern part of the island off Brisbane, an area often used by net fishers.
"I don't know why they dumped them there,'' the resident said. "Maybe it's to hide them from the rangers but it's not just one event. Tonnes have been dumped and it's been going on for ages.
"Some of the fish are relatively fresh, some are mush and some are just skeletons.''
He said some of the catch was tailor and fish were of a substantial size, which suggested they had perhaps not been... [Read More]
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More grubs sprung.

Jun 28, 2015 - 7:15 PM - by rayken1938
Should also be named and shamed.

Fishing shack bust: More than 3200 shark fins seized

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Crabbing Criminals... why are they not named ?

Jun 01, 2015 - 4:00 PM - by Lucky_Phill
1st June 2015.

Three crabbers fined more than $20,000 for catching undersized and female crabs kept their stash in a hidden compartment under their boat’s floor.

The men pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of undersized and female crabs in Cleveland Magistrates Court last week.

They were caught off Victoria Point last September when a Queensland Boating and Fisheries patrol intercepted their vessel.

Officials found five mud crabs and a legal bream onboard, but demanded the boats be taken to the Redlands QBFP station for inspection after suspicions its floor had been modified.

Sixty-nine mud crabs were found inside the secret compartment, of which 58 were either illegally undersized or female.

In addition to the unlawful possession charge, one of the men was charged with obstruction and the other two faced charges of making false and misleading statements about being... [Read More]
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