Fisheries Offences – Southeast Tasmania
Marine Police detected fisheries offences in three different designated Marine Reserve areas in the Southeast region over the weekend.
The most recent of which resulted in three offenders being proceeded against for several offences including the taking of Rock Lobster from a Marine Nature Reserve.
“Over the course of recent weeks, Marine Police have detected several offences of recreational fishers taking fish from Marine Nature Reserves, including rock lobsters” said Senior Constable Daniel Korn.
“In the lead up to Easter, people are reminded of the importance of being aware of all Marine Reserve locations and are advised to consult recreational sea fishing guides and online resources for reserve locations and boundaries within Tasmania”.
“Tasmania Police extends its thanks to water users who have reported acts of illegal fishing and we continue to encourage this with a view to best protecting our wild fisheries into the future”
Fishery offences can be reported to Tasmania Police on 131444 or via Crime Stoppers Tasmania www.crimestopperstas.com.au