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Moreton Bay Beam Trawlers Extended Area


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Taken from DAF Catch News email newsletter 28 April

Fisheries Queensland has issued a permit to allow T5 beam trawl fishery operators to temporarily fish an extended area in MoretonBay following a chemical spill at BrisbaneAirport.

Restrictions have been relaxed to allow 35 licence holders to fish in an extended fishing area west of a line from Skirmish Point on BribieIsland to the Coffee Pots at the mouth of the BrisbaneRiver.

Beam trawlers have been significantly impacted by the chemical spill, particularly on the back of the movement control order in place for white spot disease.

Fishers are reminded that consumption of seafood caught in the chemical spill investigation area should be avoided until the results of investigations are known. This includes the vicinity of Boggy Creek and the BrisbaneRiver, from the mouth of Bulimba Creek and BulwerIsland to the river mouth and north along the shoreline to NudgeeBeach.

The extended fishing are came into effect from 1 am on 19 April 2017 and will continue until 30 June 2017.

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