Couple of gets by fisheries

 4 gentlemen with 98 undersize crabs and a fellow in jurian fined 30k for selling 29 crays, from sometime ago.

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 good on them. more of this

Tue, 2019-01-08 17:40

 good on them. more of this should happen. 30k is a nice kick in the groin for him 

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Must admit they are doing well

Tue, 2019-01-08 17:53

Cray theft / pot pulling . Basically way down. Crabfines should be way higher

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Yeah bet they were as happy as

Tue, 2019-01-08 18:04

 With 98 undersize, the usual suspects.

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Honestly can't see why

Tue, 2019-01-08 18:24

People who take that many undersized crabs. Don't get transport taken( seized) And if they are not Australian, get deported. It's working with crays . Never hear about cars being taken for undersized crabs , why ?

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Put a few cars

Tue, 2019-01-08 18:29

On trailers (seized. ) For catching undersized crabs, around mandurah area. May make a difference. Bull$&it in my opinion.

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Agreed LJ

Tue, 2019-01-08 18:38

 Put it out that cars will be confiscated and see what happens.

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 great idea taking the cars.

Tue, 2019-01-08 18:42

 great idea taking the cars. sell them off to pay wages for fisheries . 

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Hate to say it

Tue, 2019-01-08 20:15

But pro crab guys crab all year. After blues go females stay behind.( no brainer) Noticed today while swimming Cockburn stocks are screwed in there. What the gummys leave . Good old occy get the rest.crayfish industry 100 percent better managed,80 percent of where I swim is still covered in horrible slimey weed.( brown slime) . No occy there at all,sea dragon colony has gone also from same area .never seen 1 today, good sign off area screwed. Crab industry shouldn't run all year. They are killing themselves, doesn't help with people taking small ones by the hundreds , to turn into crab paste. Or seafood stock. Why do offenders loose boat and vehicles for cray offences. And yet crab offences on land get away with murder. Not fisheries fault . The legislation. Some cases hundreds over the limit 90 percent undersized ?.

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They never learn

Tue, 2019-01-08 21:33

Up the fine and take their possessions. A mate of mine works for fisheries and he said they caught shit load of people over the weekend. Not the so called usual suspects either. Some were indigenous, but worst was a couple of white Australians that had 101 undersized crabs. All kinds do it, even locals. Throw the book at the scum

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 More fisheries patrols for

Tue, 2019-01-08 23:22

 More fisheries patrols for crab offenses and estuaries mandurah estuary should have full time officers most of the year or this will never stop haven't been scooping mandurah for twenty years but it was a bit of a joke back then netters were probably worse but you didn't see them if it's still as bad now they need to blitz it during the busy period and have full time compliance officers on the estuary all year round. 

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Just a thought..

Wed, 2019-01-09 08:42

 $10 license to crab Mandurah and Bunbury.

Al funds go to fulltime officers for the area.

I know we already pay way too much for licenses but "user pays" systems seem to be the most effective world wide.

 

Just a thought....

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Exactly

Wed, 2019-01-09 09:24

That's what I reckon they should do.

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Bit unfair paying

Wed, 2019-01-09 09:02

For licence. It's something family's can do 1 to 2 times a year that actually is free ( scooping).

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I don’t agree with another

Wed, 2019-01-09 09:06

I don’t agree with another license. Increase the fines and the proceeds should easily fund additional officers  

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 That's a big NO to more

Thu, 2019-01-10 20:26

 That's a big NO to more licence. Johns idea best take the mongrels cars of them.

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 Yep! It's the only thing

Fri, 2019-01-11 08:01

 Yep! It's the only thing they understand. Make it genuinely hard for them. 

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Take their bloody cars

Fri, 2019-01-11 01:38

If boats can be seized for taking undersize crays the same should apply to bloody undersize crab snatchers IMO.

Geeez these stories get me angry, these people are stealing my grand kids fishing crabbing future.

I took a pledge on new years eve with a couple of friends, no more of the political correctness, if you are a stealing robbing bastard from Australia or another country then you are going to be called a stealing what ever with no apologies what so ever.

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Does taking boats work??

Fri, 2019-01-11 11:38

 Seems their still doing it! Mind you i don't  know what the answer is. Some just don't  give a f...

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Increase fines, take their

Fri, 2019-01-11 12:19

Increase fines, take their cars and boats, the word will spread pretty quickly