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  1. COMMERCIAL fishers have been temporarily banned from using crab pots along the metropolitan coast until the end of April. Agriculture, Food and Fisheries Minister Gail Gago announced the ban, which will stretch from the southern Outer Harbor breakwater to Marino Rocks, starting Thursday.Ms Gago said it was introduced to ease tension between recreational and commercial fishers during the most popular fishing period.But the state's peak recreational fishing body, RecFishSA said the ban did not go far enough.RecFishSA secretary David Ciaravolo said a longer-term solution was needed to ensure recreational fishing for both business and pleasure can continue."This is only the beginning of it. The ban's only temporary and only relates to a small conflict zone, the metro zone," said."I spend a lot of time at the jetties here in Adelaide and I know that people aren't catching any crabs and the professionals haven't caught any since June. We need something that looks toward the future more, that is more sustainable."Ms Gago believes the ban, which includes commercial fishers who use both blue crab and sand crab pots, will reduce conflict between recreational and commercial fishers.She said the South Australian Blue Crab Pot Fishers Association had been receptive to the new ban."Ensuring the state's fisheries are protected is a priority of the State Government - we have some of the best-managed fisheries in the world and we want to keep it that way," she said.During 2005/06, the State Government implemented a similar ban for the same stretch of coast.Last January, it increased the commercial crab fishing area in Gulf St Vincent by more than 65 per cent.The new temporary closure affects less than two per cent of this area.
  2. 8/0 gamakatsu circles for me. Have caught undersize (around 35cm) up to the biggins on them.Also often use a two hook sliding rig for large baits, such as whole slimeys / tommies etc.
  3. Right - After a little research.I would go with a Juvenile Dusky Morwong (also called Strongie)Matches with the Dorsal and tail fin shape as well as distinctive spotting with white tips on the tail fin. Would also be fairly common in that sort of area.
  4. One definite - Kingscote Jetty (not the main one - the small one next to it with all the tender vessels for the cray boats)Not sure on the fish. Looks a little short and stumpy for a shark and the swimming action looks more fish like, than a shark.On another note - Great footage. Can't get over how clear it is.
  5. savage480

    live bait

    Firstly, all fish would have to be legal size (if they have one).All fish would have to be caught / supplied by a licensed professional fisherman, no different to any other fish / bait that is sold.The professional fisherman would have to have a way to catch and keep the fish alive all the way to the tackle storeSome species would be terrible to keep alive long enough to sell to fishers - eg garfish.Given the size / cost issues, many species would be cost prohibitive, due to their table value.A possible scenario, would be a haul net fisherman, that catches a large amount of small shitties. They have little market value, are available in large numbers and are hardy enough to attempt to keep alive.Possible but probably not viable at a cost that fisherman would be willing to pay.
  6. Its not compliance fault that so many people do the wrong thing. That is the anglers choice to break the law.It is only the lack of compliance that more don't get caught.
  7. Do you believe that, that is their only job?From their own words: (1) An object of this Act is to protect, manage, use and develop the aquatic resources ofthe State in a manner that is consistent with ecologically sustainable development and,to that end, the following principles apply:(a) proper conservation and management measures are to be implemented toprotect the aquatic resources of the State from over-exploitation and ensurethat those resources are not endangered;( access to the aquatic resources of the State is to be allocated between users ofthe resources in a manner that achieves optimum utilisation and equitabledistribution of those resources to the benefit of the community;© aquatic habitats are to be protected and conserved, and aquatic ecosystemsand genetic diversity are to be maintained and enhanced;(d) recreational fishing and commercial fishing activities are to be fostered forthe benefit of the whole community;(e) the participation of users of the aquatic resources of the State, and of thecommunity more generally, in the management of fisheries is to beencouraged.(2) The principle set out in subsection (1)(a) has priority over the other principles.(3) A further object of this Act is that the aquatic resources of the State are to be managedin an efficient and cost effective manner and targets set for the recovery ofmanagement costs.
  8. Silver Perch and catfish are protected, so you shouldn't be trying to catch them.
  9. I have heard of plenty going out 'just for a fish' as well, just to see if 'they' are around, that think it is fine to catch and release them.They know what they are doing.
  10. I think you will find you can cut up legal size fish (if they have a size limit) to use as bait whilst on the water.
  11. You realise the daily limit is 300 per person? Thats about 2 - 3 kg of legal size cockles
  12. I think you will find he wasn't the only one fishing with shark gear (wire and large hooks) at the time, which is the illegal part.
  13. Easy - $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  14. No doubt this would be fascinating at times, but is this information for members only or is it provided to other organisations? / clubs? / scientists for research? / government?
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