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Ten fish laid out on a boat deck as part of Fisheries inspection

A boat ramp inspection by ​Fisheries officers found two fishers had breached size and bag limit rules.

Monday 2 July 2018

Bag and size limit breaches lead to big fines

An inspection of a boat by Fisheries and Marine Officers, in February, has led to two men being fined just over $7,000 for breaching bag limits and possessing undersize fish.

Ten fish were found onboard the boat, including six baldchin groper, three breaksea cod and one nearshore species, with one of the baldchin groper below the minimum required size limit of 400 millimetres.

With only one of the men having a Recreational Fishing from Boat Licence, the pair had seven more demersal fish than allowed.

Both men were fined just over $3,500 each.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules.

You can also download our Recreational fishing guide in booklet size or the A4 print-friendly version.

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