Queensland Fisheries have their eyes open for crab thieves.
Queensland Fisheries have their eyes open for crab thieves. Contributed

Fisheries fine crab thieves $1100

QUEENSLAND crabbers are being cautioned to stick to the rules after two recreational fishers were fined more than $2000 for interfering with commercial crab pots.

Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol acting district officer Chris Watts said crab pot interference and other illegal crabbing practices were major compliance issues for the patrol.

"After witnessing the recreational crabbers interfering with his pots, the Cabbage Tree Point commercial crabber, assisted by the Redland Bay Water Police, confronted the two men," said Mr Watts.

"The recreational crabbers were each fined $1100 for unlawfully interfering with commercial crab apparatus.

"People who suspect illegal crabbing are urged to do the right thing and report it to the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116."

Gympie Times


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