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Sunday 25 June 2017

Lobsters land man in court

A lobster fisher has been fined almost $5,000 and had a 12-month licence suspension imposed for interfering with fishing gear and a number of other fishing offences. 

In February, the Perth-based fisher was observed by Fisheries and Marine Officers interfering with a number of lobster pots off the Jurien Bay coastline. He also failed to properly identify his own lobster pots and floats and was in possession of five western rock lobsters, which were not tail-clipped – a requirement for recreationally caught lobsters. 

The fishing vessel, trailer and fish product were seized but the Magistrate declined to order the forfeiture due to the lack of prior history of offending.

Anyone who has information on illegal fishing activities is asked to call FishWatch on 1800 815 507.

For lobster fishing rules, download the Recreational rock lobster fishing guide or pick up a copy from our offices and participating information outlets.​​​​

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