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A large number of squid laid out across the deck of a boat
A fisher has been fined for exceeding the bag limit of squid after attempting to hide part of the catch.
Friday 10 August 2018

Exceeding squid bag limit proves costly mistake

​A fisher has been fined almost $1,000 after exceeding bag limits while fishing on a remote part of Western Australia’s Gascoyne coast.

When our officers came alongside, the fisher presented a catch bag which contained 14 squid. An inspection of the vessel located a further 30 squid concealed between two buckets on the boat.

When fishing with two or more people on a vessel, the boat possession limit for squid is 30. The individual daily bag limit for squid is 15.

Fishers in remote areas need to know the rules wherever they fish.

Our Fisheries officers do patrol these areas to ensure the rules are not breached.

The fisher admitted to being the master of the boat and exceeding the possession limit and was fined almost $1,000.

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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