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Commercial harvesting to control carp

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CAN Australia successfully manage a pest fish population such as carp by commercial fishing? And would it have a lasting success? The answer is probably not on its own, at the continental scale. Commercial harvesting to control carp could be used to support biocontrol methods such as the virus control being investigated by the National Carp Control Plan. The research …

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Crab poachers feeling the heat in NSW

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FISHERIES officers from the NSW Department of Primary Industries have continued to put the blowtorch on illegal crab fishing and black-market sales. NSWDPI A/Director Fisheries Compliance Brett Andrew said several people including a restaurant owner are in hot water for allegedly dealing illegally in crabs. “Fisheries officers inspected a restaurant in South West Rocks on May 28 and seized a …

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Last chance to have a say on proposed changes to Fisheries Regulation

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CREATING more sustainable fisheries for future generations is at the heart of a discussion paper released for public comment by the Queensland Government. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said anyone with an interest in Queensland’s world-famous fisheries could now have their say on proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008. “The Queensland Government is committed to …

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Black day for Burnett Heads black marketers

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A BURNETT Heads father and son have been fined $19,000 for significant black market fishing activity involving more than 90 illegal transactions. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the pair were unlawfully selling thousands of dollars worth of prawns and mud crabs, and were found in possession of regulated fish and commercial fishing apparatus. “This prosecution …

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Fishing initiative not just a passing FAD

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SOUTHEAST Queensland fishers are set to reel in a bigger catch with the installation of fish-aggregation devices along the Sunshine and Gold Coasts and in Moreton Bay. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the devices, called FADs, were a floating buoy that gets tethered offshore and attracts fish. “We’re investing $1 million in rolling out a …

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Shark Control Program to protect swimmers gets a big budget boost

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THE Queensland Government is investing an additional $17.1 million over four years in its Shark Control Program in the 2019-20 budget to ensure even greater swimmer protection and safety at the state’s most popular swimming beaches. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said the funding would continue the operation and maintenance of the Shark Control Program, while …

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National Carp Control Plan on track to deliver

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THE National Carp Control Plan remains on track to be delivered to the Australian Government in December 2019. It is addressing the questions: is it feasible to release the carp herpes virus to control carp? If so, what is the most effective way to release and manage the virus? Results from over 19 projects addressing these questions are now coming …

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New rules to protect black jewfish and Moreton Bay molluscs

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BLACK jewfish are now better protected under new rules that apply to commercial and recreational fishers, and the take of gastropods and bivalve molluscs has been completely banned in Moreton Bay to protect sustainability. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries Mark Furner said this was in response to feedback from the community concerned about overfishing of these species. “We’ve …

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Benefits of eating fish

IT is so nice to live in one of the most enjoyable climates in Queensland here in Gin Gin. We do get heatwaves, we do get frosts, we do have droughts and we do have floods, but generally we have sunny days and temperatures in the 20s. This is a big influence for southern holiday-makers and anglers to make the …

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Trying a new area and tasting success

I THINK most anglers do a lot of the same style of fishing over and over because they know it and most times have success doing what they are familiar with. Having success with something different can be a real buzz, whether it’s a new lure, style of fishing or in the case of this article, new location. When fishing …

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