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Poor season drives a black market for crabs in Qld

Poor weather over summer has resulted in a lucrative black market for the sale of mud crabs in Queensland. Recreational fishermen have been caught taking to websites such as Facebook, eBay and Gumtree to illegally sell mud crabs for up to $50 to try to reap the benefits of a poor crabbing season. It comes as the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol was preparing for a busy long weekend as thousands of people were taking to the water over the Easter break. Fishers and crabbers have also been found resorting to illegal activities such as keeping undersized and female mud crabs after a dry summer saw fewer mud crabs being caught in Queensland’s waterways. Earlier this year, a man was fined $3100 after pleading guilty to five crab-related offences, click here to continue reading 13:24

Meat from slaughtered sharks off UK coastline ‘could end up on sale at chippies’ – Oh No!

The image, which has sparked outrage, shows the heads and fins of up to 60 of the creatures which were dumped near the coastline of the Isle of Wight. Unlicensed fishing trawlers are being blamed for the bloodbath after the photo of the adult and pup sharks was posted on a Facebook group for anglers. Read more here 08:32:51

That Facebook stuff will bite you in the ass! Fishery Officers ‘like’ Facebook after paua poacher nabbed

Fishery officers have praised the public after numerous tip-offs led to the apprehension of a person illegally selling paua on Facebook. On August 22, The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) received information about a person who was offering paua for sale on Facebook at $10 each. The information received indicated that the person had up to 100 paua for sale. [email protected] 10:17