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Frequently Asked Questions and the Answers on White Spot Disease

White spot disease is a highly contagious viral disease of decapod crustaceans including prawns, crabs, yabbies and lobsters and marine worms.
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Victorian Fisheries Authority

As of 1 July 2017, Fisheries Victoria is becoming a new Statutory Authority known as the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA).
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Setlines Being Used to take Murray Cod

In late 2015, timely calls to the 13FISH offence reporting number resulted in 3 males being detected using setlines at Kirwans Bridge Nagambie, to take the priority species Murray cod.
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What is the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy?

The Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy sets out the government’s reform agenda for the next 10 years
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Trout Closure

Quick reminder – this long weekend is your last opportunity to fish designated streams and rivers across NSW for trout before the traditional fishing season closes in these waters over the winter months.
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Good Reason NOT to use Yabby Traps East of the Newell Highway

Here’s a good reason NOT to use yabby traps east of the Newell Highway. Fisheries officers in the Central Tablelands District found an abandoned yabby trap which had killed three native water rats in Lewis Ponds Creek, east of Orange last week.
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Illegal Sale Of Fish

The man will be charged on summons and if found guilty, faces penalties of up to $34,000 and 12 months imprisonment…..
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Mahi Mahi ( Dolphinfish ) Season Closing

Over 200 Mahi have been reported on the online survey and initial survey results
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Forearm-sized prawn caught in Gulf of Carpentaria

A huge leader prawn the size of a forearm and weighing 300 grams has been caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria.
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Cuttlefish

Did you know that Australia has the richest diversity of cuttlefish species……..
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Qld Snapper Season Underway

Snapper season is getting underway and recreational fishers are reminded that size and possession limits apply.
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Alert: Only use labelled ‘bait prawns’ as bait

Anglers fishing in NSW waters are reminded they must not use prawns meant for human consumption as bait or burley, and unused prawns should never be disposed of in waterways.
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Offshore Artificial Reef for Merimbula

Merimbula on the far south coast has been selected as the location for NSW’s fifth offshore artificial reef.
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What happens to Fish seized by Fisheries Officers

So what happens to fish seized by fisheries officers?

After reading a number of comments on recent posts, some of our followers question what happens to the fish that we seize during patrols and compliance operations. So we can set the record straight, fisheries officers do not take seized fish home:

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Possessing Excess Shellfish

Two men aged 29 and 35, from Hoxton Park, in western Sydney, appeared in Burwood District Court recently for possessing excess shellfish.
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Squid Limits

Did you know there is no size and possession limit for squid in Queensland?
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Chemical Spill Fall Out

Fisheries Queensland has relaxed restrictions on Brisbane River beam trawl operators to allow them to temporarily fish an extended area in Moreton Bay in the wake of last week’s chemical spill at Brisbane Airport.
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Four Women in Possession of 892 Cockles

Following a timely call to the Fishers Watch Hotline, NSW DPI Fisheries officers caught four women in possession of 892 cockles, at Kogarah Bay, south of Sydney.
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Hazelwood Barramundi

The Hazelwood barramundi fishery has been a great success for Victoria thanks to funding from the Target One Million Plan, attracting more than 5,000 new visitors to the Pondage and returning more than $700,000 to the local community over a 4 month period.
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What do Fish do in Flood Events

What do fish do in flood events like that experienced currently along the NSW north coast?