Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating Photo Gallery Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising MarineBusiness-World
Sail-World.com : Fishers fined for illegal fishing
Fishers fined for illegal fishing

NSW State Government
NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) has cautioned fishers to abide by closures at power station discharge canals after a number of men were fined for fishing illegally on the Central Coast.

NSW DPI Director of Fisheries Compliance, Glenn Tritton, said fisheries officers have found numerous fishers doing the wrong thing since the annual seasonal closure started at the beginning of May.

'At Eraring, there have been two separate incidents over the last month where fisheries officers have apprehended people allegedly fishing illegally in the warm water discharge canal near Eraring Power station,' Mr. Tritton said.

'Two men were apprehended on 9 May and another six men on 12 May with each issued on-the-spot fines of $500.

'Three fishers were also spoken to at Munmorah Power House after being discovered with fishing gear adjacent to the outlet canal.

'Fishers are reminded that the waters in and adjacent to the outlet canals of Munmorah, Eraring and Vales Point power stations are closed to all methods of fishing between the hours of 6pm and 6am from 1 May to 31 August annually.

'Individuals can face maximum penalties of up to $22,000 and or six months imprisonment for violating these closures.'

Mr. Tritton said that it is disappointing to see continued disregard for the rules associated with fishing in the waters around power stations.

'During winter, warm water discharge created by power stations attracts large quantities of juvenile fish, which these closures are in place to protect,' Mr. Tritton said.

'The closures have been in place for six years and the areas are well signposted with details on the locations and periods where and when fishing is prohibited.

'NSW DPI Fisheries officers will continue to regularly patrol the waters of the Central Coast, including the closed waters of Eraring, Vales Point and Munmorah power stations.'

Enquiries relating to the closures can be directed to the Hunter District Fisheries office on (02) 4980 9202.

Information on illegal fishing should be reported to the Fisher’s Watch Phone Line on 1800 043 536.

DPI NSW website


by Hayley Dean

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=98429

10:39 PM Wed 13 Jun 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Power Boat News

Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters by Roads and Maritime Services,










Abbot Point onshore disposal by Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority,










Great Barrier Reef plan released for comment by Queensland Minister for Environment,










Brisbane Boat Show begins *Feature by Jeni Bone,




































Mediterranean Grand Prix, UIM-ABP Tour: Pons claims Runabout GP1 win
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Al Zaffain and Bin Hendi win race 1
Court judgement a stark reminder about towing safety
Australian Offshore Superboat 2014 - Superboats ready for Redcliffe
Southport Yacht Club’s annual Sail Past and Blessing of Fleet Ceremony
Gosport Grand Prix of the Sea finale to decide P1 champions
Camper & Nicholsons Yachts presents the Sagitta 42
GT15 and GT30 European Championships - Jelf takes to the podium twice
Marine Rescue crew saves cruiser in trouble in rough conditions
XCAT Series gets set to conquer another continent in 2015
Dangerous conditions for boaters on most of NSW coast
2014 Mandurah Boat Show - Third largest boat show in Australia
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Eye on the big picture
Mediterranean Grand Prix - Powerboat racing heavyweights head to Ibiza
Mediterranean Grand Prix - World Aquabike stars all set
Antarctic sea-level rising faster than global rate
Powerboat champions gear up for Honda RYA Youth RIB National final
Andrew Scott joins Superior as General Manager *Feature
2014 Gold Coast International Marine Expo - Fastest Jet Ski ever built
Best Birthday Party ever at Southport Yacht Club! *Feature
‘Hall of Fame’ status for Empire Marina *Feature   
Girl power all set for Nottingham powerboat racing action   
Cowes to Torquay Race 2014 - Intense activity in preparation   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do   
Australian Offshore Superboat Champ - 15 Superboats in Coffs Harbour   
European première for Belize 54 Daybridge at Cannes Yachting Festival   
‘Fish Friendly’ accreditation for Sanctuary Cove Marina   
Plethora of Powerboat racing action this weekend   
Vicsail Boat show Open Day at Rushcutters Bay   
Marine15 - prospectus available online now + VIDEO *Feature   
Southport Yacht Club achieves Clean Marina certification + VIDEO *Feature   
Port Kembla Volunteers bring in 75 metre monster from 5nm offshore   
Gold Coast Int'l Marine Expo - Make every moment one to remember   
Dangerous conditions for boaters from Queensland border to Sydney   
4x4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo - Busy opening day   
Summerland 40 LR named Boat of the Year   
More new boats brand Brisbane Boat Show as a spectacular showcase   
Xiamen Int'l Boat Show 2014 moving to a new home   
Yamaha inspires students to succeed   
NSW EPA supports Marina Industry Environmental Accreditation   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW PBW
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT