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The vessel forfeited in a Rockingham court case on 26 May 2017

​This aluminium vessel, motor and trailer were forfeited in the court case last week.

Monday 29 May 2017

Magistrate issues fine and orders forfeiture of vessel

Rock lobster fishing offences have resulted in a fisher being fined $3,000 and losing his 4.5 metre aluminium vessel, motor and trailer valued at $6,000.

Fisheries officers received a complaint through our FishWatch reporting service regarding the alleged interference with a rock lobster pot that morning.

The serious offence of interfering with fishing gear has been the focus of our Operation Bagana during the current recreational rock lobster fishing season, in which a total of ten vessels have been seized.

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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Last modified: 29/05/2017 5:25 PM

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