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A marron lifts its claws out of the water
Wednesday 18 January 2017

Quad bikes seized for marroning in closed area

​Three Manjimup men are facing prosecution after being Fisheries and Marine Officers found them in possession of 58 marron near the Shannon River in the South West.  

Our officers seized three off-road quad bikes and a trailer, which were allegedly used in fishing activity in an area that is off limits.

Illegal fishing in the closed area could be detrimental to the sustainability of the marron fishery, now and for future generations.

The men face charges including fishing in an area where fishing is prohibited and fines of up to $5,000 each plus a mandatory penalty of $50 per marron.

The current recreational marron fishing season closes at 12 noon on Sunday 5 February and patrols of both open and closed fishing areas will continue.

For more information see our recreational fishing rules. You can also download our Recreational marron fishing guide.

Anyone with information about illegal fishing activities is asked to call FishWatch on 1800 815 507.

More details.  

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