Unregistered fishermen charged

TWO recreational fishermen have been convicted of charges relating to illegal rock lobster fishing near Port MacDonnell.

In December 2016, Primary Industries and Regions SA fisheries officers discovered two men had used rock lobster pots not registered in their name and concealed excess rock lobster catches in a hessian sack at sea, allegedly to be retrieved at a later date.

Glenn Bromley appeared in the Mount Gambier Magistrates Court pleading guilty to three charges of taking fish using a rock lobster pot not registered in the user’s name, exceeding the daily limit of rock lobster and storing rock lobster in a corf.

He was fined $1500 and ordered to pay an additional penalty of $1220.

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