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Crabber Fined $11,000 in Black Market Bust

“The black market sale of fish is a serious issue in Queensland that not only undermines the sustainability of fish stocks but it also devalues the product supplied by commercial fishers who rely on it for their livelihood,” he said. “The illegal trade in fish and crabs is also of health concern to the public as there are no requirements …

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Crabs, Flathead and Mangrove Jack Around Tin Can Bay and Great Sandy Straits

The countdown is on with only two weeks left until Christmas and three weeks until 2016.   The past week has seen catches of bream, whiting and flathead throughout Tin Can Bay and the Great Sandy Straits with the sand flats around Poona and Tinnanbar providing a great option for land based anglers.   Mangrove Jack, grunter, bream and cod …

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Trevally, Bream and Crabs around Coomera

Hopefully the S/SE change will help to bring the fish back on the bite after the Northerly’s during the week as we have a large number of vessels heading out on the water to try their luck. Trevally have been active during the first part of November, as the water warms up we will see more of these bruisers around. …

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Hinchinbrook crab pots clean-up

A WHOPPING 144 unattended and abandoned crab pots have been seized in the Hinchinbrook Channel during a three-day operation by Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol. QBFP district officer Rob Ibell said abandoned fishing gear was a growing environmental issue, with numbers being recovered on the rise. “Some of the pots found had been reported stolen and were returned to their …

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Crew caught with concealed crabs: fined $20k

THREE crabbers have been fined a total of $20,650 and had their fishing boat, motor, trailer and crab pots seized after they were caught with a stash of undersized and female concealed crabs. The three were found in possession of 58 illegal crabs stored in a hidden compartment in the floor of their vessel during an interception by a Queensland …

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Spanner crab and leek cob loaf

Spanner crab is something of a delicacy in southeast Queensland. Check out this tasty spanner crab and leek cob loaf recipe by Melissa Frohloff. Ingredients 4 peeled spanner crab bodies 1 cob loaf 1 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 leek 250g Philadelphia cream cheese, diced 1 tbsp butter 500g thickened cream 450g Perfect Italiano 4 Cheese Melt mix …

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Best crab season ever

Gold coast offshore Spottie and Spanish Mackerel on down rigged slimy mackerel and garfish on 16, 18, and 20 fathom reef and rubble areas south east seaway odd wahoo and yellowfin also showing in same areas. Nice snapper still on 36s on small live baits and soft plastics with trag jew a welcome by catch. Estuary Best crab season ever …

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Is your mud crab full of meat?

“A crab that has recently moulted will have a very clean, shiny and intact shell. “Sometimes the shell will appear translucent. “Full mud crabs often have algae or barnacles on the shell. “Their shells are also likely to exhibit some general signs of wear and tear, such as worn inner ‘teeth’ on the claws. “You should also look for the darker-coloured maltese cross on …

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