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​This boat and trailer was seized and its owner fined tens of thousands of dollars for serious recreational fishing offences, including interfering with other fishers’ lobster pots.

Monday 17 October 2016

Don't risk your boat by breaking the rules

​Fisheries and Marine Officers are out in force for the new recreational rock lobster fishing season, using both compliance checks and education to ensure that fishers do the right thing.

A seized vessel, forfeited last season after a prosecution, will be seen at various boat ramps and other locations in coming months to remind people of the potential consequences of breaking the rules.

Fisheries and Marine Officers will be conducting Operation Bagana this season, with a focus on offending in the rock lobster fishery, particularly in relation to interference with other people’s fishing gear.

Anyone with information about illegal fishing activities is urged not to get involved, but to carefully observe what they see and give FishWatch a call on 1800 815 507.

Providing this information to Operation Bagana will assist us to target and catch offenders.

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