Fisheries: Illegal Shark Bay snapper haul

A commercial fisherman caught in possession of more than 1,348 kilograms of pink snapper over his licensed allowable quota was hit with $83,073.90 in fines and costs at Geraldton Magistrates Court.

For further info, click below

http://fisheries.wa.gov.au/docs/media/index.php?0000&mr=748

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Rock Lobster season officially closed!

June 30th was the season closure date, for further information check:

http://www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/media/index.php?0000&mr=734… Read more

Cockburn Sound Blue Manna Crab Season CLOSED

crabA reminder that the Cockburn Sound Blue Manna crab season is now closed… Read more

Glynn Dromey Spearing Competition Results

The comp went ahead on Saturday in very trying conditions. Unlike the forecast of 10-15 knots the wind of 20-25 knots southwest made for some interesting. Seas on top of the 1.8metre swell. Certainly in our 5metre phantom centre console it was slow going. We dived in 4 metre viz in 8 metres of water. The viz improved to 5-6 metres, in 20 metres. It was the dirtiest I have ever seen Lancelin water. It may have been due to the recent heavy rain causing Moore River to flow or the silt from the dredging of Fremantle Port brought up by a current.… Read more

Fisheries: Recreational Fishing Boat Licence

Recreational fishers in regional WA are reminded that from next Tuesday, 2 March 2010, they will need a new licence, if they fish (or Spearfish, Ed) from a powered vessel.

The new licence will cost $30 annually, which is less than 60 cents a week and it will help ensure that the State’s fisheries can be better monitored and managed.

For more info visit:

www.fisheries.wa.gov.au

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Fisheries: FAQ for new rules in effect from December 16

PLEASE read up on the newest fisheries rules below

http://fisheries.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/WestLimits/westcoast_rules_2009.pdf

One of the more significant changes to us is the new Dhufish limit. Its 1 Dhufish per diver or 2 per boat (If there are 2 or more persons on the boat).

Also the addition of the “High Risk Demersal” category of 2 fish ONLY .This category includes spearo favourites Baldchin Grouper, Breaksea Cod, Parrot fish, Dhufish and Pink Snapper to name a few. In simple terms you (the Spearfisherman) may only capture 2 high risk demersal species in total, ie 1 Baldchin and 1 Pink Snapper.

It DOES NOT MEAN you can have 2 Baldchin, 2 Pink Snapper, 2 Breaksea Cod and 2 Parrotfish in your possession.… Read more

WAUC Crayfish competion and Chistmas Party

The WAUC Annual Rottnest Cray Comp is on
 
When:
Saturday 12th December 2009 (weather permitting)
Start 6.00am anywhere
End 1.30pm on the Beach in front of the Quokka Arms
 
Prize Categories
Heaviest bag of Three
Heaviest cray
Mystery weight
 
Contact Dave Robson 0416 198 948 if you need a boat place
 
Please note this is for financial member only, if you have received this email we have you recorded as a financial member. If you know someone who wants to come, then as long as they have paid by 12pm Friday the 11th December 2009 then they can enter. Payment can be to any committee member.… Read more

Western Rock Lobster Season opens this Sunday

Its been a long time (well it feels that way for us) but the season is opening for these delicious critters this Sunday 15th November.

Bag limit are 6 per person and 12 per boat.

Lobsters may not be speared whilst diving for them and the middle tail must be clipped soon after capture.

For further info regarding Western Rock lobster visit:
www.fish.wa.gov.au/docs/pub/FishingRockLobsters/index.php?0102 … Read more

Joe Petrovich wins another term on the RECFISH board

Congratulations to Joe on his recent re-election to the RECFISH WA board. Joe’s contribution and effort is greatly appreciated by all WA Spearfisherman and his representation of the Spearfishing minority is invaluable to our sport and its future in WA.

Thank you to all that voted for Joe who secures another 1 year term on the board.

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Abalone season opens

Abalone season has opened on 1st November for the West Coast zone and runs untill 6th December.

Best places to try for these guys are shallow reefs where the ocean breaks.

Check www.fish.wa.gov.au for restrictions, bag limits and further details.

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