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Columns | Dec 20th 2002
New Bag Limits for QLD Recreational Fishers
There has been a lot of publicity over the last few months about new fishery management plans being introduced by the Queensland Government. While we will be waiting a few more months for the Coral Reef Plan to be introduced, on 9 December new regulations were introduced for a number of species that can sometimes be caught in North Queensland.
Columns | Sep 5th 2002
Turtle found butchered at Saunders Creek boat ramp
Turtle found butchered at Saunders Creek boat ramp
Cleveland Bay Collision Concerns
It seems that Cleveland Bay has a reputation that it neither wants nor can be explained at present. The protected waters of the bay are responsible for the highest number of recorded turtle strandings in the state.
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Columns | Aug 12th 2002
Fish kill
Fish kill
Fish kill:
On Sunday 16 June 2002, the third large fish kill occurred in The Lakes system in Townsville since Christmas 2001. On this occasion, Paradise Lake (Stage 2) and the Woolcock Street Canal were the main areas where dead fish were seen. Townsville City Council has said that perhaps "only" hundreds of fish were killed but that would only apply to fish easily seen over 15cm. If bait fish are included in the count plus all those that sank to the bottom, tens of thousands of fish is closer to the mark.
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Columns | Apr 20th 2002
Vern's Angle
It is common knowledge that there have not been a lot of spotted mackerel caught over the last few years. Last year they were almost non-existent in Cleveland and Halifax Bays. Up to the late 1990's, it was common to be able to drop the boat in the water for a few hours in late winter and early spring and come home with a feed of spotties. So where have they gone?
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Readers comments
suemac In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
Well done everyone! Once again our fabulous community had a great day out and raised funds for a deserving cause - pat on back to all.
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