Recreational fisher fined $6936

A recreational fisher in Mackay has been fined $6936 for possessing commercial fishing equipment and an undersized crab. QBFP and Queensland Police Service executed a search warrant on their house after receiving information from the public through Fishwatch.

Officers located and seized four commercial gill nets, a commercial fisher’s crab pot and an undersized crab.

You can report unlawful fishing by calling the 24-hour Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116 (toll free within Queensland).

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