South West Sanctuaries

 I'm not sure why I only found out yesterday about the marine sanctuaries that are proposed and said to be in place by winter 2018 down here off the capes....


Have you fellas on here been aware of the sanctuary zones?


I asked the young lady when i came in at the ramp yesterday why they were being implemented and her response was to ensure sustainability for demersal species....


I suggested bag limits and closures already are in place to do this, she suggested extra measures were needed....


Its a fucking pox.....


I'm not sure how they'll be enforcing them but i wont be paying attention to the imaginary line....



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Sustainability ??

Sun, 2017-12-17 12:57

Sucking off the greenies more like it.

No shortage of 50-60cm dhuies out there yesterday.

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 Yep exactly..... I'm all for

Sun, 2017-12-17 13:12

 Yep exactly.....


I'm all for sustainability but its a fucking joke on the WC bio.....

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 Done a search and can’t find

Sun, 2017-12-17 13:39

 Done a search and can’t find anything recent only some documents dating back to 2012. There is gonna be a major uproar with these parks if they are brought in. 

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 Probably too late I'm afraid

Sun, 2017-12-17 14:24

 Probably too late I'm afraid the labor /greens started all this when they had the wheel the libs put it on the back burner  now it changing of the gaurd time he we go again  as to how they police it (fisheries )same as over compliance  ignore it get fined don't pay fine lose driver's lic it sucks i know. 

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 Anyone got any idea how much

Sun, 2017-12-17 14:36

 Anyone got any idea how much the fine would be for "accidently" being complacent and not knowing where they start/stop?


If it is a labor/greens thing recfish should make enough noise that come next election they are out on their ear if they go ahead with it....


The National parks chic said they had kept saying it will be implemented in around six months, she said thats what they'd kept telling them....


She said hopefully in the next 6 months, i felt like saying oh yeah lets fucking hope so eh love.....


I didn't want to stir the pot as i didn't have my fishing lisence ( was at home in my wallet ) nor do i hold a skippers ticket....


I refuse to cough up the $120, I got my skippers ticket when i was 14 on a school camp in South Australia but of course the fuckwits over here won't recognise that.



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Skippers Ticket...

Sun, 2017-12-17 19:05

 ...unless they've shifted the goalposts, I thought you're exempt from having to do the practical assessment if you've been a registered boat owner for five years or more.


Theory only wouldn't be $120, would it?

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That was the case when

Mon, 2017-12-18 05:47

That was the case when skippers tickets first came in. Well over 10 years ago now.
I had to dig out my TL3 and change it over as I lived in the NT for a few years with no registered boat...


Does anyone know where the love of god goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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 I don't get out fishing much

Sun, 2017-12-17 18:53

 I don't get out fishing much due to my location (desert) but from what I read and see on here, our fisheries seem to be in bloody good order and managed quite well already, so I can't see what more having these sanctuaries would achieve

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 It gives people a with no

Sun, 2017-12-17 20:29

 It gives people a with no actual idea nor scientific evidence a warm fuzzy feeling in their undies coming up with this this shit.....

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 Prepare for another one up

Sun, 2017-12-17 21:06

 Prepare for another one up near NW Cape, soon to be put up by a prominent West Australian


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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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 A lot near the shelf whole

Mon, 2017-12-18 06:32

 A lot near the shelf whole way down coast 

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A few links

Mon, 2017-12-18 17:39

I found a few links that might be conected to what you are talking about. 

It seems to me this is the outcome from the Tony Burke / Pew proposal from 2012.

Each link seems to have a different opinion on what is actualy going to happen.

And this group has been pushing this agenda for some time on FB and other social media groups.


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 Just had a look good news is

Mon, 2017-12-18 22:20

 Just had a look good news is most areas are still open mainly commercial use is being targeted. Around margs with in 5 mile seems to stay the same.

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 Few  cray spots at hamlin

Mon, 2017-12-18 23:37

 Few  cray spots at hamlin and good dhu ground off lewuin cape cosy corner fucked as a shore dive and for what.this shit was put in place so labor got the greens voteway back when as s usual they let murig aca pew spokeswoman babble a lot of shit and call it science when it was just a political stunt for her backers  (pew)lucky the fisheries refuses to take her views seriously after finding who h r r backers were shame all over departments of government don't do the same. 

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The federal Marine Parks.

Tue, 2017-12-19 03:23

The marine parks in Federal waters are quite acceptable if implemented as published recently but the State government ones are a lunacy. . In geographe bay for instance they have stuck a sanctuary zone at both ends and one in the middle and they say it's all to do with sea grasses but then they allow big cruise ships to anchor close to the jetty and plough up the grasses with their big anchours. What damage does a guy in a dingy do hanging a line over the side compared to what these big ships do but they'll argue the ocean needs to be protected from fisho's. They are got to be joking bloody idiots.

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Rise of the P E W

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:09

From things that I'm seeing, to me it looks like the tree huggers and the like have found favour with a minister and are making hay while the sun shines so as to speak.

I have a bad feeling that next year we will have to be very vigilant and make sure that we are up to date with what is proposed by various departments of the government that could have a detrimental effect with access to various fishing areas constrained and these moves will be brought into place with stealth and guile.

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Labor government

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:22

Labor government

Extremist Labor DPAW already tried to shut down the Canal rocks boat ramp


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There is a line of oil rigs

Tue, 2017-12-19 13:21

There is a line of oil rigs being installed up and down the capes. Didn't see John Butler protesting oil rigs in pristine habitat under his "Lock the Gate" campaign.

The oil industry did a deal which ensured jobs via oil funding for lazy marine park greenie rangers who are anti fishing

Don't know why they are bothered with the oil rigs. Between electric cars and the hybrid KERS, oil demand is in decline.

If you have oil shares, dump them.


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Even though they are separate

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:29

Even though they are separate entities, I don't buy British Petroleum fuel

Read how a billion dollar trust fund dishes out its hush money


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Greens Bob Brown Foundation

Tue, 2017-12-19 13:09

Greens Bob Brown Foundation funds Sea Shepherd.

Ever noticed the Dunsborough Dive Shop has a big Sea Shepherd logo over the door. Kicking out anglers.]

Off the Save the Marine Park Website. Obvious PEW involvement.

Jobs for the Nimbans.


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 Salt..... A line of Oil Rigs

Tue, 2017-12-19 21:45



A line of Oil Rigs being installed off the capes?!?!......


Hmmmm come on now mate release the grip a little, its turning purple!!


There is no Oil and Gas exploration down here at present and TBH i'll be suprised if there is ever any IMO.....


Lets not talk bullshit and get off track, well unless you can of course provide some evidence of something that is happening right under my nose in an industry i'm involved in then i'll of course eat my humble pie....

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Who built the Augusta marina

Wed, 2017-12-20 06:42

Who built the Augusta marina Now, however, thanks to the Western Australian Royalties for Regions program, cruisers have a safe haven at the new $36.47 million Augusta boat harbour. The new facility was officially opened in November 2014 after almost three years of construction, including the creation of 600 metre and 150 metre breakwaters using 500,000 tonnes of granite from the onsite quarry and 40,000 cubic metres of imported sand fill. Read more at

Yeah, Ill do some more research tomorrow. Maybe its the research running out of Augusta.

The new seismic reflection was obtained in underexplored and unexplored areas offshore, extending from the southern tip of Western Australia at Cape Leeuwin to as far north as Exmouth. The survey acquired about 7300 kilometres of seismic reflection data from the Mentelle Basin off Bunbury, the Zeewyck and Houtman sub-basins within the Perth Basin, the Carnarvon Basin and the Wallaby Plateau.


Just looking for the image of the WA Fisheries Marine park brochure on it with "Sponsored by Chevron"

The largest donors to the NRDC include the Pew Foundation (Sun Oil/Sunoco), the W. Alton Jones Foundation (Citgo), and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (Standard Oil/Exxon Mobil). The Rockefeller family initiated the Environmental Grantmakers’ Association. The British Royals (BP) as well as Prince Bernhard (Shell) and the Rockefellers were principal actors in initiating the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) as well as the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWFN). Sunoco oil →Pew Charitable Trusts→The Nature Conservancy. (WWF)



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 I'm not sure what relevance

Thu, 2017-12-21 12:27

 I'm not sure what relevance the new "awsome" Augusta Marina and the supposed "line of oil rigs" have to do with each other....


Me personally i'm not opposed to change but down here most seem to be, perhaps you fall into the latter bracket....


I'm sure if there is a "no oil rigs" in the South West John Butler will indeed be there, he'll drive there like all the other hypercritical tossers that accumulate down here....


As long as it aint happening in their backyard they dont care....


They'll happily hook up their vans and camper trailers to head north during the winters here, some probably enjoy fishing around the dozen or so facilities that are along the Ningaloo coast.....


While i myself use Oil/Gas for the lifestyle I enjoy if there is responsible drilling along the coastline i live then so be it....


Its gotta come from somewhere....

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I reckon you'll be the first

Thu, 2017-12-21 12:48

I reckon you'll be the first in line to buy a cheese sausage from the Dunsborough Puma servo Boon


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Thu, 2017-12-21 15:43

 i lived in dunsborough for 22yrs ,

3 servos on 1 street mad,

the poor bp will die , thats where i filled for years easy with a big boat, 

i havnt seen the marine park closures etc but i do know its been just talk for years 

i do remember even part of the shelf north was included,

as for the bay thr pros stilll run nets all across it,

the bay needs help, its fucked now




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Thu, 2017-12-21 21:32

 This not so good