QBFP officers in Mackay recently teamed up with the Queensland Water Police to execute a search warrant on St Bees Island (located north east of Mackay). Acting on information provided to Fishwatch, officers located and seized eight commercial gill nets and the unlicensed owner was fined $6670. The nets have been forfeited and will be destroyed.
Please report any activity you think may be suspicious or illegal. You can report unlawful fishing by calling the 24-hour Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116, which is toll free within Queensland.