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A marron in its natural environment
Wednesday 19 July 2017

Illegal marron fishing leads to hefty fines

A fisher has been fined nearly $8,000 for marron fishing out of season at Harvey Dam and using illegal gear.

The fisher was caught in possession with 68 marron – over 13 times the daily bag limit for Harvey Dam – and using gear not permitted at the dam (only snare nets are allowed). 

In a second case, a fisher was issued with a fine totalling nearly $1,300 for illegal fishing and being in possession of 19 marron, almost four times the daily bag limit for the dam.

WA’s annual wild-catch marron season is limited to four weeks annually to help keep the fishery sustainable and help maintain it as a unique fishing experience.

It is also a strong reminder that Fisheries patrols of this important fishery are conducted all year round and not just within the marron season.

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