5-day fish­ing ban

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

FISH­ING en­thu­si­asts will have to give the rod a rest from to­mor­row as the first of two an­nual five- day bans comes into ef­fect.

There is a ban on catch­ing co­ral trout, snap­per, cod, grop­ers, red em­per­ors and par­rot­fish from to­mor­row un­til next Tues­day Oc­to­ber 16 and again on Novem­ber 11 to 15 to pro­tect the fish dur­ing spawn­ing sea­son.

The ban co­in­cides with the new moon when co­ral reef fish species spawn and ge­o­graph­i­cally the ban ex­tends from the tip of Cape York down to Bund­aberg, for more in­for­ma­tion visit the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture, Fish­eries and Forestry www.daff.qld. gov.au

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