Mesh nets seized on the Clarence River.

Mesh nets seized on the Clarence River

Clarence Fisheries Officers would like to thank the member of the public who reported observing a mesh net in a small tributary of the Clarence River.

Officers attended the location and observed the net partially in the water with a bass present that had recently become entangled and died.

Officers seized 2 mesh nets from the water and adjacent river bank. Mesh nets can only be used by commercial fishers who are subject to specific rules to ensure sustainable fisheries into the future.

Anyone observing suspected illegal activity should call the DPI Fishers Watch service on 1800 043 536 or report it online at:

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