Fisher nets big fine

A call to the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol has led to a fisher being fined $12,000 in the Townsville Magistrates Court for a range of fishing offences.
QBFP monitored the fisher’s activities in Blacksoil Creek south of Townsville through active surveillance, including the use of drones, to assist with the prosecution.
The fisher pleaded guilty to possessing:
  • 2 fishing nets
  • unmarked crab pot
  • 17 undersize mud crab
  • 3 barramundi less than 58cm
  • 1 giant queen fish less than 50cm
  • 3 mud crab claws without the carapace
  • 5 female mud crab claws without the carapace
  • 8 mud crabs more than the limit. Queensland Boating and Fisheries
If you see illegal fishing activity, you can report it through the toll-free 24-hour Fishwatch 📞1800 017 116 Hotline.

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