5-day fishing ban
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