Batemans Bay local fined for spearing groper and poaching lobsters

Image: NSW DPI

A 50 year old South Coast man was fined $9,000 in Batemans Bay Local Court last week for spearing a Blue Groper, taking more than the daily limit of lobsters and possessing undersize Eastern Rock Lobster.

Fisheries officers apprehended the man at Kioloa, north of Batemans Bay, during an operation targeting lobster theft.

Blue Groper can only be taken by line fishing. Specific size and bag limits also apply.

For more information on size and bag limits head to the NSW DPI website.

To report suspected illegal fishing activity, call 1800 043 536 or report it online.

Image: NSW DPI

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