So­phie nets com­pe­ti­tion vouch­ers

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

SO­PHIE Hamil­ton, 6, of Moss­man is an ex­pert when it comes to net­ting for fish.

So­phie has won a com­pe­ti­tion in the Gazette run by the Great Bar­rier Reef Marine Park Au­thor­ity and its Lo­cal Marine Ad­vi­sory Com­mit­tee to in­struct peo­ple in the most en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly way to use nets.

It puts an em­pha­sis on us­ing cast nets, in­stead of drag nets.

And in her com­pe­ti­tion en­try So­phie showed com­plete mas­tery of the sub­ject.

“Make sure you only catch fish you are al­lowed to be­cause some are en­dan­gered,” said So­phie, on hear­ing she had won, due to the bril­liance of her en­try, both the $50 voucher at Nau­ti­cal Marine Sales in Port Dou­glas and a $50 voucher at Moss­man Bait and Tackle.

“Dad is a sus­tain­able fish­er­man,” So­phie said. “He never catches any­thing.”

Well done, So­phie, and thanks to all who en­tered.

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