Compliance and Zoning

Gladstone fishing master receives $20,000 fine for repeat illegal fishing offences

Published 25/09/2017

A $20,000 fine and conviction for illegal commercial fishing in the Gladstone region shows there are serious consequences for commercial operators repea

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Ramped-up patrols to target illegal fishing hotspots this school holidays

Published 19/09/2017

Aerial and on-water patrols will be out in force over the September school holidays and the October long weekend as the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park A

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Illegal recreational fishers are catch of the day

Published 12/07/2017

Dedicated on-water and aerial patrols were ramped up over the weekend, with 13 incidents of illegal recreational line fishing detected in no-take green

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Illegal recreational fishing fine increased to $2100

Published 30/06/2017

Recreational fishers caught poaching from no-take areas in the Great Barrier Reef will face higher penalties from this weekend, with fines increasing fr

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Night time patrols see illegal recreational fisher hook a $1800 fine

Published 16/06/2017

A recreational fisher’s assumption the cover of darkness would allow him to poach from a no-take zone undetected proved to be a costly mistake, wi

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Cairns fishers warned: Fish in a green zone and risk a $2100 fine

Published 02/06/2017

To support Reef recovery, the Cairns area will be the target of a month-long compliance blitz which has recreational fishers poaching from green zones s

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Repeat offender commercial fisherman cops $10,000 fine

Published 02/05/2017

A commercial reef line fishing dory operator received a $10,000 fine after being caught in a no-take green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park fo

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Summer compliance blitz: "Fish in a protected zone and you will get caught"

Published 22/02/2017

Dedicated on-water and aerial patrols over the Christmas break resulted in 48 incidents of illegal recreational fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine

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Public urged to report suspected illegal fishing and help protect the Reef

Published 15/12/2016

While surveillance vessels are out in force over the Christmas period targeting illegal fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, community members are being u

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Recreational fisher pays $4000 for fishing in a green zone

Published 07/12/2016

A recreational fisher recently pleaded guilty and was fined $4000 after he was found fishing in a no-take green zone near Lady Musgrave Island.

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