Shell bed reefs

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Re: Shell bed reefs

Post by cobby » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:06 pm

re-tyred wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:34 am
There is no bottom trawling in the Gippsland lakes or any other Vic estuary. Only place there was ever "trawling" is scallop dredging in PPB. It certainly destroyed the shell bed reefs there. That is why the project started. I am saying it should be done to enhance the Gippsland lakes.
As the Gippsland lakes have become an almost ocean water estuary, due to us all using most of the fresh that used to flow down the rivers. It is time to enhance the system pro actively. The lower end of the lake will support KGW and possibly gummy and snapper if the habitat is there. We already have school whiting and some KGW on the couple of small areas that have this type of bottom.
The smartest thing anyone has said about the Lakes system since God knows when. And is something those absolute shitstain brain dead simpletons who got what they wanted with commercial fishing in the system completely and utterly shot down and disregarded. To pathetically stupid to realise removing nets will never ever ever bring Bream fishing back at the likes of Metung back to what it was in the 60s and 70s.

The whole system has changed. Supplement and provide the habitat to support the changed species makeup and enjoy it for what it will become.



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Re: Shell bed reefs

Post by frozenpod » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 pm

Yes there are plenty of salt water fish to be caught around the entrance. Last time we were there Salmon, flatties, KGW were around in numbers.

On a side note the bream are still doing just fine in the upper parts of the Rivers where the netters are not allowed to net.

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Re: Shell bed reefs

Post by re-tyred » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:12 pm

At this stage my Intel says they are all taking the payout by April 2020
There's nothing . . . absolutely nothing . . . half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats.
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Re: Shell bed reefs

Post by grinderz » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:00 am

frozenpod wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 pm
On a side note the bream are still doing just fine in the upper parts of the Rivers where the netters are not allowed to net.
I think this has more to do with salinity levels than netting.

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