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Offline TerryTheTinny

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Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
« Reply #15 on: Thu 5 Sep 16:35 2019 »
G'day fellas.
Has this legislation actually been passed or is just proposed at this stage?
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Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
« Reply #16 on: Thu 5 Sep 21:14 2019 »
Locked and loaded as off the 1st of this month Terry.
Go onto fisheries Qld website for full details of changes.
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #17 on: Wed 11 Sep 15:17 2019 »
    We had our crab pots weighed today to see they comply with new reg's.  they didn't tell us what they had to weigh, just did it and we didn't think to ask until after they'd gone.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #19 on: Fri 13 Sep 09:24 2019 »
    https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/72802/Responsible-crabbing-in-Qld-DL-flyer.pdf

    I don't think "about 3kg" is a legal definition. I doubt they could fine anyone based on that requirement, unless there is different wording in the ACT.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #20 on: Fri 13 Sep 09:38 2019 »
    According to fisheries when I rang this morning there are no regs regarding weights and they have no idea why an officer would be weighing them.
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #21 on: Fri 13 Sep 10:45 2019 »
    The weight is a suggestion only. It is not enforceable and not designed to be. 
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #22 on: Fri 13 Sep 13:24 2019 »
    I'm not a crabber myself and I  do love a feed of muddies,
    but after drifting around in the pine river recently in the rare clear water and seeing firsthand the number of lost and abandoned pots on the bottom, I'm surprised it isn't enforceable (if that is an acceptable solution). There's a hell of a lot just in a couple of kilometers of this system.
    The mind boggles how many are scattered throughout all the waterways.

    Does anyone think heavier pots would actually address this and is a good thing? I've no experience, just curious.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #23 on: Fri 13 Sep 13:59 2019 »
    We had our crab pots weighed today to see they comply with new reg's.  they didn't tell us what they had to weigh, just did it and we didn't think to ask until after they'd gone.

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    They had scales capable of weighing a crab pot? Surprising seeing that weight is not a legal requirement.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #24 on: Fri 13 Sep 17:31 2019 »
    I'm not a crabber myself and I  do love a feed of muddies,
    but after drifting around in the pine river recently in the rare clear water and seeing firsthand the number of lost and abandoned pots on the bottom, I'm surprised it isn't enforceable (if that is an acceptable solution). There's a hell of a lot just in a couple of kilometers of this system.
    The mind boggles how many are scattered throughout all the waterways.

    Does anyone think heavier pots would actually address this and is a good thing? I've no experience, just curious.

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    G'day Mate,
    I only do the odd bit of crabbing, but I don't tend to lose pots due to current migration or prop cutoffs, mainly due to the following:
     (1) Attached by zip-ties to the base frame of the pots are 2 or 3, 30 cm lengths of 8-10mm chain to stop the pot movement and
     (2) I tie & wrap snapper sinkers to the float ropes about a metre or so below the water line to prevent the ropes from floating across the water surface & getting caught in props.
    Hey blokes, if this is not legal please let me know.
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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #25 on: Sat 14 Sep 08:48 2019 »
    G'day Mate,
    I only do the odd bit of crabbing, but I don't tend to lose pots due to current migration or prop cutoffs, mainly due to the following:
     (1) Attached by zip-ties to the base frame of the pots are 2 or 3, 30 cm lengths of 8-10mm chain to stop the pot movement and
     (2) I tie & wrap snapper sinkers to the float ropes about a metre or so below the water line to prevent the ropes from floating across the water surface & getting caught in props.
    Hey blokes, if this is not legal please let me know.
    Cheers  Tezz   8)


    Hi Terry
    I wish all people that use crab pots were as responsible as you are, not uncommon to have 10 meters of rope on a crab pot set in 2 meters of water in the creeks that run into the Pumicestone Passage, I am very cautious when I see crab pot floats and always slowly work my way around the pot depending on tide run, I know of 4 pots that have been sitting on mud banks in Ningi Creek with no float attached for years, problem is you can't get to them to remove them unless you can swim in mud.

    Last school holidays I took my Grandson fishing in Ningi Creek and we counted 60 pots between the beacons at the mouth and the boatramp.

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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #26 on: Sat 14 Sep 09:36 2019 »
    I must admit that of the half dozen or so old half buried rusty pots I've come across and managed to pull from the bottom over the years, (mostly snagged by my anchor) I've not seen any evidence of 'ghost fishing'. Not counting all the lures I've lost to them. Lol
    But they do seem to last a long time down there.


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    Re: Changes to Fisheries Legistation
    « Reply #27 on: Mon 16 Sep 15:38 2019 »
    New sinkable ropes do the same thing, they absorb water and line is perpendicular to the float, e.g. 5 meters of rope in 2 metres of water, instead of other 3 meters of rope at angle and possibly partial float, the sinkable rope has all the rope directly under the float.

    I too have not come across any crabpots that are reported to continue to catch crabs when there is no food in the trap. Crab pots that continue to ghost fish I.e. catch crabs when no food in the trap then reported  in media made by people or groups with an agenda to distort. Drift nets are different matter, being mostly monofilament nylon line.
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