Fisho caught with Wrasse

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Queens­land Gov­ern­ment pro­tected the species in 2004.

“I am a strong sup­porter of pro­tect­ing these magnificent fish. The wrasse has been seized and will be sent to James Cook Univer­sity for fish­eries re­search pur­poses.

“A Fish­eries In­fringe­ment No­tice (FIN) to the amount of $800 will be is­sued this week to the al­leged of­fender.”

Fish­eries Min­is­ter Craig Wal­lace strongly sup­ports the laws to pro­tect these magnificent fish.

“I strongly back the Boat­ing and Fish­eries Pa­trol of­fi­cers who do an ex­cel­lent job of pro­tect­ing vul­ner­a­ble species,” he said.

“We want to pro­tect these fish so our chil­dren and grand­chil­dren can see them.

“Our pris­tine north­ern waters also at­tract peo­ple from all over the world be­cause we have these laws.”


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