TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

News and media releases from the Department of Primary Industries (DPI)
User avatar
fishingvic
Site Admin
Site Admin
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:32 pm
Location: St Kilda, Victoria
Has liked: 263 times
Likes received: 196 times

TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by fishingvic » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:21 am

TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS


Media release

Friday 14 February 2020

TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Two cars and illegal hauls of 119 undersize snapper were seized by Fisheries Officers at Port Melbourne following the apprehension of four men on Monday night.
Victorian Fisheries Authority Director of Education and Enforcement Ian Parks said a member of the public called 13FISH to report the men who were fishing at a popular spot, west of Princes Pier.
“Upon arriving at the scene, Fisheries Officers conducted surveillance to identify the four men, aged 18, 39, 42 and 53 from Preston, Thomastown and Roxburgh Park,” Mr Parks said.
“Two of the men left the fishing spot in a Pajero and were intercepted shortly after by other officers nearby who had been called in.
“A search of the Pajero revealed 47 snapper, all undersize.
“The daily bag limit for snapper is 10 per person, of which no more than 3 can be 40cm or more.
“Officers seized the 47 snapper, two fishing rods and the Pajero on the spot.
“Upon approaching the other two men still fishing from the rocks, officers allegedly saw them throw three fish into a rocky crevice. They were retrieved and found to be undersize snapper.
“During surveillance, officers had observed the men return to the car park so suspected there were more fish in a vehicle, however the duo did not admit to owning a car and said they had travelled by train.
“A search of their identification and a registration check revealed a Holden Astra belonged to one of the men and was in the car park.
“The man then allegedly admitted to owning the car, which was found to contain 72 snapper, all undersize. The fish measured between 17.9cm and 27.4cm.
“Officers seized the snapper, two fishing rods, a cooler and the Astra.”
The four men will be charged on summons with various offences including taking and possessing undersize fish, taking more than the catch limit, and concealing their catch from Fisheries Officers.
To report suspicious or illegal fishing activity call 13FISH (133474) anytime. You can remain anonymous. Make the call and make the difference!

Media contact: Marc Ainsworth 0448 512 213
IMG_5450.JPG

User avatar
Sebb
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:30 pm
Has liked: 1287 times
Likes received: 770 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by Sebb » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:25 am

Bloody crooks.
Well done fisheries and whoever reported it.
------------------------------
A fish is a fish :ft:
No fish is worth a life, stay safe

happyfriggincamper
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:48 am
Has liked: 414 times
Likes received: 210 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by happyfriggincamper » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:31 am

Disgraceful offence, great work by the caller and fisheries

User avatar
bowl
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:30 pm
Location: Wyndham Vale
Has liked: 216 times
Likes received: 335 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by bowl » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:03 pm

Wank&&s hope they take the car ,all gear n fines.
MEGA RED!!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!MEGA RED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!

Redhunter
Rank: Bream
Rank: Bream
Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:19 am
Has liked: 137 times
Likes received: 138 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by Redhunter » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:51 pm

Selfish greed. They’re not fisherman, they are thieving junkies. Seafood junkies, who take everything. What are you going to get off an 18cm fish once the head and tail is taken out of the equation? Why bother? Send them back. They can go suck on a bait bag if they’re that desperate!

User avatar
Andrews
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Location: Bellarine Peninsula
Has liked: 96 times
Likes received: 164 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by Andrews » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:18 pm

Breaks your heart seeing all those illegally kept juvenile pinkies, they're the next generation of breeders and because of four individual’s greed we've now lost 119 out of the environment. We' are going to have increased stress as a result of the SA snapper ban, the last thing we need is these young breeders being depleted.

Lightningx
Bluefin
Bluefin
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2014 4:21 pm
Has liked: 68 times
Likes received: 696 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by Lightningx » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:35 pm

Made me feel sick after reading that! :dn:

User avatar
Kenle
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:23 am
Has liked: 69 times
Likes received: 81 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by Kenle » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:24 pm

These stupid morons must be absolutely desperate to try and eat goldfish size pinkies. What on earth are they thinking?? Risking your gear, car and getting a big fine for these undersize baby fish is just insane. Hope they get what they deserve, we should respect the ocean and every species that lives in it if we are to have any hope of getting a good fishing session in the future. :dn: :dn:

denis barden
Rank: Snapper
Rank: Snapper
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2016 3:01 am
Likes received: 205 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by denis barden » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:39 pm

Ha Ha Ha right wack

DougieK
Rank: Premium Member
Rank: Premium Member
Joined: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:19 pm
Location: Glen Waverley
Has liked: 20 times
Likes received: 467 times

Re: TWO CARS SEIZED FOR UNDERSIZE SNAPPER HAULS

Post by DougieK » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:50 pm

What the ..... are you going to do with 119 undersized snapper.
If nothing easy is worthwhile, LBG in Victoria is the most worthwhile thing of all time.

Season 2019/2020 Kingfish count. 8.

Post Reply

Return to “Department of Primary Industries / Fisheries”