Mongrel Bastard Award
The following low life are hereby awarded the Mongrel Bastard Award for their contribution to the decline of the blue manna fishery in the Mandurah estuary.
Biak Za Humg
Van Biak Thong
I am very happy to see in my local paper (the Mandurah Mail) the above pieces of human excrement where each fined $9100 + $188 for costs for taking undersize crabs at Coodanup on 3/12/16. Now that is what I call a good result for their effort. I hope it hurts. The total catch they had was 183 crabs with 182 of them being under size. The smallest being 88.9mm.
Also convicted for taking undersize crabs where the following persons,
Edzel Cubangbang Aguilar
Winefredo Abucejo Riverval
Teddy Lavitoria Yalung
They had a bad day and only caught 123 undersize crabs between them
Anguilar was fined $2250 + $188 costs, Riverval now owes $1550 +$188 and Yalung was fined $2350 + $188 costs.
And just to show that Mandurah hasn't exclusivity on this type of activity a Bunbury man was caught with 55 undersize crabs on 9/12/16 at island Point. His smallest being 97.8mm.
He was fined $2950 + $188 court costs.
With our crab stocks in a bit of a slump for the last couple of years (yes I know there are isolated patches allowing good catches) overall we need to be careful of just what we are taking and how it will impact on the future of the resource.
To our Fisheries Officers, a hearty well done guys and ladies, and a big thank you.