Seafood sales on Facebook lead to fine

A recreational fisher who used social media to sell his catch has been fined $3000 for the illegal activity in the Mackay Magistrates’ Court. Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol Mackay district officer Craig Bambling said officers were alerted to the illegal activity by a tip-off on the Mackay district 24-hour complaint line. “The caller said a Facebook post had been shared on the Moranbah community notice board Facebook page,” Mr Bambling said. “A Fisheries officer did a search and found a Facebook page advertising the sale of fresh seafood. The next day a post was made on the same page stating: ‘Live Mud Crabs available tonight 7pm to 8pm and early tomorrow 7am to 10am’.” click here to read the story 13:04

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