Fishers Caught Flouting Murray Crayfish Rules

$24,000 in Fines over 2 Weekends

Fishers Caught Flouting Murray Crayfish Rules

Local fishers after Murray Crayfish are being warned to abide by the rules, with a recent compliance operation along the Murray and Murrumbidgee Rivers resulting in almost $24,000 in fines being issued.

Director of Fisheries Compliance at the DPI, Patrick Tully says it was a disappointing result, with more than 100 offences detected in the first two weekends in June.

27 recreational fishers were allegedly caught in possession of prohibited size Murray Crayfish, while 12 were caught taking crayfish from closed waters.

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