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Visitors to the Abrolhos Islands are reminded to be aware of the fishing rules for the region, particularly for iconic species, when heading to this popular destination in the coming months.
A community fishing weekend will be held at Hazelwood Pondage on 4 and 5 February 2017 to celebrate barramundi and encourage more people to try their luck wetting a line for these iconic fish.
Another Territorian is thousands of dollars richer after catching a tagged Barramundi from the NT Government’s Season 2 Million Dollar Fish competition.
The first barramundi for 2017 has been caught in the NT Government’s Season 2 Million Dollar Fish competition, in Darwin River.
Marron is only found in Western Australia and this tasty freshwater crayfish is highly sought-after every year during the four-week season that begins at Midday on 8 January 2017.
While surveillance vessels are out in force over the Christmas period targeting illegal fishing on the Great Barrier Reef, community members are being urged to help to protect the World Heritage Area by being the eyes and ears on the water.
When not ensuring the efficient and sustainable management of Commonwealth fish resources, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) staff members are busy raising awareness and funds for issues close to our hearts.
Licensed recreational abalone fishers are reminded that the next West Coast Zone (WCZ) fishing date for the current season has been shifted from New Year’s Day to Sunday 8 January for safety reasons.
Victorian anglers who’ve always dreamed about bagging a barramundi will have their first chance now that the Hazelwood Pondage has re-opened to recreational fishers.
Recreational fishers will be keen to go crabbing in the Peel Harvey region, when the season opens again next Tuesday (1 November) and the Department of Fisheries is urging them to measure their catches carefully, because there’s likely to be a predominance of undersize crabs.