Straight from the fisheries files

 DPIRD’s Operation Krakatau has delivered a strong result in court, helping crack down on illegal trading of fish in the State’s South West.

A 37-year-old man from Margaret River has been handed close to $120,000 in fines, penalties and court costs after pleading guilty to seven charges related to the trafficking of abalone and western rock lobster.
Five charges were for serious breaches of the West Coast Rock Lobster and Abalone management plans, dealing with 135 lobster and 146 roe’s abalone. Two additional charges of fish trafficking were reserved for the most serious offences involving trafficking of 224 green lip abalone.
The offender is also prohibited from fishing or being in possession of any abalone or western rock lobster for the next five years.
Our compliance team investigated the case for over 18 months in 2017-18, undertaking surveillance and gathering evidence to bring about this successful prosecution of black market operations.
The case serves as a reminder that severe penalties will be imposed for those who breach fisheries rules and put our aquatic resources and our fisheries at risk.
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 They got him good . But how

Tue, 2020-10-20 21:07

 They got him good . But how many others out there are doing the same thing. 

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That would take the smile of your face pretty quick

Tue, 2020-10-20 22:22

Well done fisheries, great job troops.

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Should have been more. The

Tue, 2020-10-20 22:41

Should have been more. The guy probably has that under his mattress from all the previous years getting away with it 

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good work, now smash the

Wed, 2020-10-21 13:53

good work, now smash the assholes who willingly bought the abs and crays.

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 Bingo!

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:46

 Bingo!

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Agree

Wed, 2020-10-21 14:47

Agreed so much I double tapped. 

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I still

Wed, 2020-10-21 17:12

Don’t see big thing about abs. Razor mussels heaps better on chew . Different tastes I gather.

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Wed, 2020-10-21 19:14

Same as crays. Well over rated. 

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I agree. Much prefer prawns

Wed, 2020-10-21 19:25

I agree. Much prefer prawns over crays  

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Crabs

Thu, 2020-10-22 12:21

maybe 

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Yabbies ( not marron) brilliant

Wed, 2020-10-21 22:30

Prawns , yum best of all .crayfish good for first few feeds .pork/ steaks/ chops best of all. Then you have the ultimate. Veggies ( not) .

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 On the money with yabbies. 

Fri, 2020-10-23 16:43

 On the money with yabbies. 

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 But the fresh claw and juice

Thu, 2020-10-22 04:59

 But the fresh claw and juice froma big male blue swimmer is the ultimate for me 

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Yep

Thu, 2020-10-22 12:22

andy 

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 i used to be the same, but

Thu, 2020-10-22 20:02

 i used to be the same, but when you pull out that rear swimmer flipper with all the meat out of the body of a frsshly cooked crab that is jyst as good imo. The claw is sweetef but the volume in one hit is just as good. 

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 Stop it!!! 

Thu, 2020-10-22 20:43

 Stop it!!! 

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 Jezus....did we just agree

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:13

 Jezus....did we just agree on something ?!

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 Muddies

Thu, 2020-10-22 05:13

 Muddies

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Did somebody

Thu, 2020-10-22 08:28

 

Did somebody say KFC 

In all seriousness a good result by fisheries, however is there any guarantee this bloke will even pay the fine?

 

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If not cops/ marshal

Thu, 2020-10-22 10:51

Will be onto it . Doesn’t have to pay , jail time

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Fresh OystersBig Swan River

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:15

Fresh Oysters

Big Swan River Blues

Fresh Prawns (any variety)

Fresh Squid/Octopus

 

in that order....

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no gaol time for unpaid fines

Fri, 2020-10-23 13:16

 

 

 
No gaol time for unpaid fines anymore.  In 2017 there was over $400,000,000 owing in Western Australia in fines according to The West Australian.  Makes a mockery of fining people.
 
 

 

 

 

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 They need to hand this over

Fri, 2020-10-23 14:37

 They need to hand this over to the CCC, start confiscating houses, cars, super funds etc. 

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I was under the impression

Fri, 2020-10-23 17:18

That house, land, cars boats super funds etc could be confiscated under the profits from crime act.

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 A fine is a fine, profit

Sat, 2020-10-24 13:16

 A fine is a fine, profit from illegal activities is different...

 

You can hardly profit from not wearing your seatbelt...

 

I'll ask around, this is the first i've heard of this, not many greens north of Ham, I assume most of the offending was down further south...