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  • Fishers reminded about restrictions on Central Coast
  • June 06, 2013

Central Coast fishers are being reminded to check the rules on where they can fish, following the State Government’s amnesty on fishing in some areas in Marine Parks, Glenn Tritton, Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Director Fisheries Compliance, said today.

“Recently the NSW Government announced an amnesty to certain forms of fishing within Marine Parks in NSW, namely line fishing from ocean beaches and headlands within the designated sanctuary zones,” Mr Tritton said.

“But fishers are being warned that the amnesty only covers specific areas and methods and a range of other restrictions still apply inside and outside of Marine Parks.

“Fishers should take care to make sure they know the rules before the drop in a line.

“This is especially the case in the Brisbane Waters National Park, which is located on the NSW Central Coast.

“The Bouddi Marine Extension is protected by a Section 8 Fishing closure under the Fisheries Management Act 1994 and is not covered by the amnesty.

“The Park extends into the South Pacific Ocean which is known as the Bouddi Marine Extension.

“This Marine Protected Area was established to protect all marine life and all forms of fishing are prohibited.

“Local Fisheries Officers and National Park Rangers have received many enquiries from the public concerning the recent announcement.

“DPI would like to advise the fishing public that all forms of fishing are still prohibited in the Bouddi Marine Extension.”

For more information, please refer to two Gazette Notices prohibiting both recreational and commercial fishing activities on the DPI website:

“Fishing is a favourite past time for many people and fishers must ensure they follow the rules and regulations,” Mr Tritton said.

“Our precious fisheries resources are there for everyone to enjoy.”


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