Compliance and Zoning

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Failure to pay fine costs recreational fisher $3500 and conviction

Published 05/04/2018

A recreational fisher caught poaching from a highly protected no-go zone in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park was convicted and fined $3500 in the Tull

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Yeppoon to Town of 1770: fish in a no-take green zone and risk a $2100 fine

Published 21/03/2018

Recreational fishers poaching from Great Barrier Reef Marine Park no-take green zones between Yeppoon and the Town of 1770 are the target of an Easter h

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Indigenous rangers offer invaluable support to Reef and sea country

Published 01/03/2018

Seventeen Indigenous rangers will become marine park inspectors today, boosting the ability of Traditional Owners and local communities to help protect

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Reef crack down nets 54 illegal fishing offences during festive period

Published 08/02/2018

Fifty-four illegal recreational fishing offences were detected in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park over the six week Christmas holiday period, accordi

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Repeat commercial fishing offenders banned from fishing in the Marine Park

Published 11/01/2018

Two commercial fishers are banned from fishing or collecting in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – both commercially and recreationally –

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Ship master convicted and fined for entering no-go zone

Published 12/12/2017

A master of a coastal trading vessel was convicted and fined $5000 in the Cairns Magistrates Court last week for being in charge of a ship that entered

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Ayr to Mission Beach fishers beware: fish in a no-take green zone and risk a $2100 fine

Published 08/12/2017

Recreational fishers poaching from Marine Park no-take green zones between Ayr and Mission Beach are the target of holiday-long compliance blitz launchi

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New high-speed patrol vessel to target persistent night-time poachers

Published 16/11/2017

Fishers poaching from no-take green zones at night can expect to have their cover blown by a new high-speed patrol vessel armed with night detection tec

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School holiday blitz: Rule-breakers caught, responsible fishers thanked

Published 30/10/2017

Ramped-up compliance patrols over the September school holiday period and October long weekend detected 78 recreational fishing offences in the Great Ba

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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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