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Aussie Salvage Squad crew member fined for taking female crabs

As posted on the Fisheries Queensland Facebook page:

You may remember an episode of Aussie Salvage Squad that aired back in September 2018 which showed members of the crew taking and cooking female mud crabs in Airlie Beach.

As promised, we followed up on your concerns and interviewed the team.

One member of the crew was issued with two infringement notices for using an unmarked crab pot and taking or possessing female mud crabs, carrying a total fine of $756. Another member of the crew was issued with a caution for their role in assisting the crew member.

The organisation co-operated fully and crew members were very apologetic as they were not aware of the different fishing rules in Queensland.

They have assured us that next time they visit they will make sure they brush up on the recreational fishing rules and regulations. Thank you to everyone who supplied information and assisted the investigation.        l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l

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