Fishing News

Fishers fined $7000 for 798 red claw tails

TWO recreational fishers from Townsville who were found with eight times the legal possession limit of red claw have each been fined $3500. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Robert Ibell said officers found 798 red claw tails in a freezer at a Kidston Dam (far north Queensland) campsite in June 2015. “The possession limit for red claw is …

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Barramundi closed season: East coast Queensland

The annual barramundi closed season along Queensland’s East coast will be effective from midday on 1 November 2016 through to midday on 1 February 2017. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district officer Tony Loader said the closed season applies to all commercial and recreational fishers. “Fisheries officers will be stepping up surveillance during the barramundi closed season to protect this …

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Successful Hervey Bay scallops bust

A URANGAN commercial fisher has been fined $12,000 plus court costs for possessing undersize scallops, with $38,480 forfeited from the proceeds of the sale of the seized catch. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol district manager Greg Bowness said an inspection of the trawler in January found more than 20 percent of the fisher’s catch was undersized. “The entire load of …

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