1,702 Molluscs were found concealed in the rear of a vehicle after it was searched by a Fisheries Officer.

Illegal intertidal shellfish collector fined

A member of the public has been found guilty and fined $1300 for illegal intertidal shellfish collecting and failing to pay the NSW recreational fishing fee at Port Kembla after information was received from the Fishers Watch hotline.
1,702 Molluscs were found concealed in the rear of a vehicle after it was searched by a Fisheries Officer. Possession limit for Molluscs is 20 per person. The offender was prosecuted for:
  • More than the possession limit of fish (20 per person)
  • Failing to pay the recreational fishing fee
When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. This applies when:
  •  Spear fishing
  • Hand lining
  • Hand gathering
  • Trapping
  • Bait collecting
  • Prawn netting
  • In possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters
For more information about the recreational fishing fee and exemptions go to: https://fal.cn/3fMUy
Members of the public are urged to report suspected illegal fishing activity by calling the NSW DPI Fishers Watch service on 1800 043 536 or report it online at: https://fal.cn/3fMUz

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  1. You can bet your sweet bibby that this is not the first time offending for this cowboy. When will NSW Fisheries ‘name & shame’ these perpetrators? What are they afraid of in doing that? Had I been done for ‘over the limit’ alcohol driving a car or a boat, there’s a darn good chance my name would have appeared in the media – so why not fishing offenders?

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