Jail for aggro Port Phillip fisher


A MAN from Haddon, Victoria, has been jailed for three months, fined $5,000 and banned from fishing for seven years after an incident with Fisheries Officers on Port Phillip Bay, near Clifton Springs, last year.

The 52 year-old allegedly became hostile and aggressive, refused to co-operate and provided a false name and details when intercepted by Fisheries Officers.

Because of this behaviour, Officers were not able to complete their inspection of the man’s vessel or establish if he had a fishing licence. Water Police also attended and were unable to safely board the vessel.

The man was found guilty of 26 charges under the Fisheries Act, including counts of obstructing, hindering, intimidating, abusing, threatening and insulting Fisheries Officers. In addition to the sentence and the fine, he was also ordered to pay $6,722 in costs.

You can read more about the incident in this article in the Geelong Advertiser.

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