Follow up to Bret Carters case

 It would have cost Fisheries way in excess of $60K, but they say "a document doesnt exist to clarify the full cost".

What bullshit, how can they tip money into a hole without kinowing how much and what for?
If that is true it is a system wide open to rorting, mismanagement and just plain shoddy.


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The older you get the more you realize that no one has a f++king clue what they're doing.

Everyone's just winging it.


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Gotta loose respect for the flogs

Mon, 2019-03-11 13:17

 Over this episode.


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I wont use the term 'Dogs' as

Mon, 2019-03-11 12:30

I wont use the term 'Dogs' as dogs are mans best friend though Fisheries were real bastards in this instance. It cost me (as a taxpayer) to pursue someone I don't believe did anything wrong.

What a load of crap.

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 Common sense really needs to

Mon, 2019-03-11 12:45

 Common sense really needs to prevail at some stage here. I'm sure even the judges can see it's a witch hunt, but lawyers rubbing their mitts together.


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A changed world?

Mon, 2019-03-11 13:04

 Alot more than 60k worth of good will and public confidence lost here.

 As stated who the hell do fisheries think they are spending our hard earned putting Mr Carter thru this crap for 4 years, 

  just so in there own  minds they might , I use that word again might , now have a slightly better definition of what a word may mean in there act , re crayfish.

 Because thats all it pertains to as all other fishing , abs , crabs , fish etc may or maynot  still  have different interpretations to a certain officer

 on a certain day , starting the ball rolling again .

 They have lost my vote over this , and i find myself being alot more critical of there programs and rules than I was before , without really realizing it.

 As they say on a popular radio program , Fork you fisheries.




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Wannabe Cops

Mon, 2019-03-11 18:49

They are just Wannabe cops with a power trip, forgetting they are public servants who are paid with our taxes. Lost all respect.



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In this case poor form

Tue, 2019-03-12 06:53

What’s done is done. No dought Brett’s glad it’s over. He stood up for all who dive.

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Yeah true true

Tue, 2019-03-12 09:14

Yeah true true Johnny...could have rolled over easy but didn't.

Hats of to the bloke...hopefully fisheries have taken some lessons learned.

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Wed, 2019-03-13 07:25

 Enough I got checked by fisheries yesterday and he said that he was wearing a camera and that all officers now have to wear one. I tried to find out what the reason was but he wouldn't go into it. I'm sure it had to do something with this case.


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Been wearing them for nearly

Wed, 2019-03-13 08:22

Been wearing them for nearly 12 months now and yep it's to cover their arse and also makes them accountable if they f@#k up. Have no problem with it and find the officers up here are good to deal with.

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If they record you ,they still have to inform you

Wed, 2019-03-13 09:01

But yeah they have had them for ages.99 percent are good billcollector.this case certainly didn’t go so well for public relations

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Totally agree with you there

Wed, 2019-03-13 12:00

Totally agree with you there little johnny. total waste of money for something that didn't need clarifying, just needed some common sense on behalf of fisheries management.
All they have achieved now is more confusion with regards to the TAKE rule.