Compliance and Zoning

Illegal recreational fishers caught in the act

Published 11/11/2016

Figures show continued dedicated compliance patrols, a new patrol vessel and coordinated multi-agency surveillance operations detected more than 500 ill

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Trawler operator fined for green zone breach

Published 16/08/2016

A Cairns prawn trawler operator has been fined $15,000 for fishing in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after a monitoring system track

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Know your plotter — know the zones

Published 15/07/2016

Not being able to read your plotter is not an excuse for illegal fishing. Recreational fishers are encouraged to take the time to understand how marine

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Patrols out in force these school holidays

Published 05/07/2016

Compliance officers will be out in full force over the school holidays as patrols across the Marine Park ramp up to tackle illegal fishing.

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Dory operator cops hefty fine

Published 17/05/2016

A Mackay dory operator has received a $6000 fine after being caught fishing for coral trout in a green zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

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Don't risk a fine this Easter break

Published 24/03/2016

Our compliance officers will be out in full force over the Easter break as patrols across the Marine Park ramp up to tackle illegal fishing and camping.

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Fishy business costs Mackay vessel master

Published 22/02/2016

A Mackay vessel master has been slapped with an $8500 fine after three of his unattached dories were caught fishing in a green zone in the Great Barrier

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Bowen region

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Townsville an

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Don’t risk a fine this holiday season

Published 16/12/2015

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) compliance officers will be out in full force over the Christmas holidays as patrols in the Airlie Beach

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