Fisheries Queensland

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Costly mack attack: fishers fined $9000 for exceeding limits

Mr McDonald said QBFP officers located excess fish in a hidden compartment on board the vessel. “During the inspection, the skipper continually denied that there were more fish on the boat other than what was in the Esky,” he said. “However, the officers found a hidden compartment underneath a toolbox that was accessed by pulling back the carpet and removing …

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Mangroves destroyed: developer fined $10,000 and ordered to fix

Mr Depper said developers needed to understand their obligations and environmental responsibilities in works they undertake. “With 75 percent of Queensland’s fish species dependent on estuaries and fish habitat areas for part of their life cycle, these environments are incredibly important for fishing,” he said. “Disturbances to marine plants, however minor, have a cumulative effect that can lead to a …

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