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Offline Nugget

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Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
« on: Wed 26 Jul 16:56 2017 »
Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
July 26, 2017 2:40 pm/in Gold Coast /by Shanee Dobeson

A Logan man has copped a $15,000 fine after being busted illegally fishing in Gold Coast waters not once, but twice.
The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol was conducting inspections last year on the northern section of the Gold Coast, when Fisheries officers caught the man with four unmarked crab pots, seven undersize male mud crabs, five female mud crabs, and one undersize bream.
Fisheries Officer Ryan Stove, who appeared in court to prosecute the matter, said the man had previously been caught and sentenced for similar illegal activities at the same location in the past year.

“The defendant was educated about fishing rules and regulations in Queensland after his first interaction with fisheries officers,” Mr Stove said.
“It is a very good result in terms of catching a repeat offender; the size of the fine imposed sets a standard to act as a deterrent.”
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries confirmed that all crabs caught by the man were released into the surrounding waters alive.
If you need to report suspected illegal fishing activity, call the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116.
 
 

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Re: Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
« Reply #1 on: Wed 26 Jul 17:30 2017 »
Excellent result. Let's hope the penalty for the next infringement is castration.

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    Re: Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
    « Reply #2 on: Wed 26 Jul 18:54 2017 »
    $15k for last time sentenced or both times combined?

    Either way founds like more suitable amount than recent past fines.

    Was he convited and recorded for the repeat offenses at least?


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    Re: Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
    « Reply #3 on: Wed 26 Jul 19:47 2017 »
    Awesome. Nice to see the penalties increasing. Still a bit light on but better than past results.
    Just one more cast


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    Re: Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
    « Reply #4 on: Thu 27 Jul 05:43 2017 »
    those crabs might be legal when they catch him fishing in the same spot next year!
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    Re: Logan man cops $15,000 fine for illegal fishing
    « Reply #5 on: Sat 29 Jul 09:28 2017 »
    Good, now he needs to be named to be shamed by the general public.....  gr8 to see fisheries having a solid result

     


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