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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Bill Turner Artificial Reef @ Scarborough

May 27, 2015 - 3:17 PM - by Lucky_Phill
New Moreton Bay Artificial Reef

Recreational fishers will have a new place to drop their lines, with the creation of the former LNP Government commissioned 20 hectare Turner artificial reef off Scarborough in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.

The reef is being built at Scarborough about 1km offshore and will attract fishers and divers from throughout the region.
The project was an important part of the LNP Government’s plan to establish more artificial reefs in the Moreton Bay Marine Park.
“The LNP Government has delivered on sustainable recreational fishing by taking pressure off existing natural reefs, creating more reefs in the Bay and helping replenish our fish stocks,”
Dr Robinson said the addition to the artificial reef was good for the marine environment and creates new reef ecosystems to help support the broader marine life in Moreton Bay.
“The LNP is providing a better fishing experience for Mum & Dad anglers in an... [Read More]
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Latest Supertrawler news.... 26th April

Apr 29, 2013 - 6:11 PM - by Lucky_Phill
: Tony Burke » Media centre » Media releases 2013 The Hon Tony Burke MP

Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
Super trawler stopped again


Media release
26 April 2013

Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke today made a final declaration stopping large capacity commercial fishing vessels from operating in the area of the Small Pelagic Fishery for two years.

The declaration will prevent the super trawler - the Abel Tasman, formally named the FV Margiris - from operating as a freezing and processing vessel of fish supplied by other vessels... [Read More]
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