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Swordfish Tagging

Anglers have been successfully targeting swordfish in Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota for the past two years. Now, they’re getting involved in cutting-edge science to….
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Commercial fisher fined $12 000

A North Queensland commercial fisher was recently fined $12 000 after being found guilty of four complaints comprising of 19 charges under the Fisheries Act….
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Ocean Beach fishery season to open in April for commercial fishers

The Ocean Beach fishery season runs from 1 April to 31 August each year and occurs on some ocean beaches from Fraser Island south to the Queensland/ New South Wales border.
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Keep Our Waters Clean

During a recent patrol, Fisheries Officers from Wodonga got chatting to an angler with a disturbing photo…..
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Great Fishing around the NSW DPI FADs

Early autumn has brought some great fishing around the NSW DPI FADs. Check out this fantastic bull (male) Dolphinfish from the Coffs Harbour FAD caught in early March.
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White Spot Disease Testing

Another round of testing for white spot disease has commenced in Moreton Bay.
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Bike Helmets may not cut it as a Float

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol recently came across some crab pots that were sporting some fashionable safety gear.
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QLD Fisheries Boat Ramp Survey

Who measures more than 20,000 fish in a year
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NSW DPI Fisheries – Illegal Fishing

Excellent information received via the Fishers Watch phone line over the weekend enabled NSW DPI Fisheries Officers with the assistance of NSW Police to apprehend 2 people illegally fishing at Keepit Dam in north west NSW.
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Oysters off the Menu

Following up on information received NSW DPI Fisheries Officers apprehended a man on the Cooks River near Wolli Creek in possession of more than 220 Oysters.
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Victorian Expression of interest: Female appointment to the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group

If you want to play a key role in deciding how recreational fishing licence fees are spent, the Victorian Fisheries Authority wants to hear from you.
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Record bass stocking

We’re all about that bass at Victorian Fisheries. Why? Because we’ve released a record 454,000 Australian bass fingerlings into 19 rivers and lakes in Gippsland!bass
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Massive Basin Tailor!

South Coast angler Scott Tillman caught this amazing 103cm tailor in St Georges Basin this morning.
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What to Expect for using Modified Gear and exceeding Bag Limits

Using modified gear and exceeding the bag limit proves costly…
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Victorian Fisheries – More Protection for Rays

Victorian Fisheries have listened to the community about their love of sting rays, skates and banjos.
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North Queensland fishers reminded about gear marking rule

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) has reminded North Queensland fishers of rules around marking their freshwater fishing gear after a spike in infringement notices.
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Barramundi closed season east coast Queensland

The annual barramundi closed season along Queensland’s east coast starts from midday on 1 November 2017, effective through to midday on 1 February 2018.
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Bumper Bass Stocking Season

This week DPI Staff from Port Stephens released the last bass produced from this year’s record stocking season, with 429,000 Australian Bass stocked into impoundments around NSW.
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Qld Fisheries – New moon brings fishing closures

Coral reef fin fish will be off limits from Tuesday 17 October 2017 for the first of two annual closures to protect these fish during spawning season.
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Fines for netting offences in Dugong Protection Area

Two commercial fishers were found guilty in the Gladstone Magistrates Court for netting offences in the Port of Gladstone-Rodd’s Bay Dugong Protection Area (DPA) and were collectively fined close to $10,000.