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      1. From Fisheries QLD Yellowfin bream is one of the most popular fish to catch and eat in Queensland. At minimum legal size (25 cm) they can be anywhere between 4 and 10 years old. The oldest yellowfin bream our monitoring team has encountered was 21 years old and 31 cm long (fork length). You can check how old your bream could be using the graph below. Most yellowfin bream fish change sex, from male to female, during their life. This is referred to as being ‘protandrous’.
      2. I wonder if this is legit. It must have had a nasty belly ache. Facebook-sd.mp4
      3. Hey gang, Here is a video that I made with footage from the shellfish reef at Pumicestone Passage. I will post a report that we did that shows how the shells are going.
      4. Found this on another forum Draft Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan Legislation to Restrict Boating in moreton Bay 120 Days per year per person Section 107 of the Draft Moreton Bay Marine Park Zoning Plan is set to prohibit boating in the Marine Park zone to no more than 120 days per year per person. This legislation does not apply to those navigating and mooring with permission or operating a passenger ferry, but the impact could be felt by recreational boat users, residents of the Bay Islands, live-aboard operations, and commercial operators who could be fined or forced to navigate more red tape. Whilst there is support for protecting the bay environment, questions remain about the practicality of enforcing this legislation, who it will be applied to, and whether this will mean more red tape for commercial operators and others enjoying the Bay. Read the full report at this link: you'll need to copy and paste sorry Have your say here: 230 odd pages Section Stew is taking about is on page 75. Sounds like the old trick of including something controversial that everyone will complain about and slip in the things that they really wish to do unnoticed. Needs a section stating what they propose to change, No maps just lat and longitude lines. Impossible for a dumbo like me to work out what they are saying. Good reason to stick to the fresh water. Cheers Ray
      5. Copy of email Cheers Ray Have your say on changes to fisheries legislation - by Monday 19 July 2019 Yahoo/Inbox fisheriesmanagers <> To:fisheriesmanagers 20 Jun at 3:11 pm Have your say - Changes to fisheries legislation by Monday 19 July 2019 In June 2017, the Queensland Government released the Sustainable Fisheries Strategy (the Strategy) paving the way for Queensland to have a world-class fisheries management system. To implement fisheries reforms additional changes to the Fisheries Regulation 2008 (the Regulation) are required. Extensive consultation has occurred over the last 18 months, with results of consultation available online All feedback has been considered by the relevant working groups and the Sustainable Fisheries Expert Panel and a number of changes have been made as a result of feedback. A discussion paper has been developed to provide all stakeholders with the opportunity to have a say about the proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation 2008. Key proposed changes include: splitting fisheries into regions establishing sustainable catch limits for crab, east coast inshore and trawl and snapper and pearl perch allocating quota and effort units to individuals adjusting size limits from pearl perch and king threadfin introducing a one month seasonal closure for snapper and pearl perch to rebuild overfished stocks reducing the mud crab in-possession limit from 10 to 7 introducing boat limits for priority blackmarket species introducing a new general possession limit of 20 for any species that doesn’t have a current limit banning lightweight crab pots that ‘ghost fish’. You can provide feedback by completing the online survey or downloading the response form and submitting it by email or post: Online: Email: Mail: Proposed amendments to the Fisheries Regulation Department of Agriculture and Fisheries GPO Box 46 Brisbane Qld 4001 Want to talk to us about the proposed changes? Should you require any information please contact the Department's Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 or If you would like to talk to a Fishery Manager about the proposed changes, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 to arrange a call back at a time that is suitable for you.
      6. Man how good would it be to have Jungle Perch back in the rivers. This is a great report on a fantastic fish.
      7. Hey Gang, We are getting a fair bit of pushback from Marine Parks with the Shellfish Reef Restoration Project. I am wanting to create a petition that shows community support for this project and I need a bit of help. How do you write a petition? What I was thinking was; I support the restoration of Shellfish Reefs in Moreton Bay and want an allowable Scope of work... bla bla bla... Sorry I don't know how to write it. Any ideas?
      8. This is pretty crazy. Shame about the American commentary. haha
      9. I took this photo today. It is a bit hard to see perspective but it shows a large old oyster (lots of layered growth) and a very young oyster. The old oyster could be as old as 13 years and the young one as little as 2 months. Just thought I would share.
      10. Might interest anyone that likes local history MSB History of the Dredging of the Brisbane Rive.pdf
      11. I have listened to a heap of speakers about climate change and emissions. I have come to the conclusion that none of these experts know what they are talking about. So how the hell are we supposed to work it out. Their answers are so far apart, it makes you wonder what sort of a world we live in. These so called experts stand in front of the camera and dribble absolute rubbish with a straight face, Then the next bloke gets in front of the camera and dribbles rubbish the other way. Think about it, if they were experts they would be on the same page or close to it. Dino
      12. Do they just ring you up or text you randomly?
      13. I was in a meeting yesterday about the oyster reef project and they mentioned that they are building the Palm Beach reef. It is very close to the existing Palm Beach Reef so wanted to post it up. I did a very quick google and found this. I am sure there are better articles out there.
      14. Check out the Status of Australian Fish Stocks Reports The 2018 Report assessed 120 species made up of 406 stocks across fin fish, crustaceans, molluscs, sharks and rays. Overall, almost 80 per cent of the 406 stocks were able to be assessed and of those almost 85 per cent were sustainable or recovering. Click the link for the full report. Of interest in Qld - Snapper and Pearl Perch are 'Depleted' in Queensland waters, as are Grey Morwong. King Threadfin (in the Gulf of Carpentaria) are depleting.
      15. $30 for a chance to win - Boat - Bluefin 4.2m Rogue Valued at $4,979 With Oceanic Trailer Valued at $1,990 With Parsun 30hp outboard engine Valued at $1,750 $8,719 Insured by Club Marine Drawn 14 October 2018. The raffle is to support the endeavours in restoring oyster reefs to Moreton Bay. Just leave a message below or send me a PM to arrange a ticket.
      16. I just enjoyed watching this. Not important.
      17. Hey Dropbear check your messages mate I sent you some information on this MSB
      18. so... This was in the shop today... was about 24cm long... Is that ok? It was very sad to see i must say.
      19. I am hoping to set up a meeting/BBQ with interested people to go through the requirements for starting a chapter on Ozfish unlimited so we can continue the oyster reef project. Does Sunday 4pm at my place work? I will put on a sausage sizzle. Partners welcome. Please let me know if this time suits and if you can come so I can get enough sausages. Thanks DB
      20. This is the January post for an ongoing Moreton Bay Oyster Reef restoration project. There is more info in this thread. @ellicat and I had a great meeting with Craig Copland from Oz Fish Unlimited this week. Basically they offer a lot of things we can use to get the Moreton Bay Oyster Reef project up and running. The first step we need to do is get a list of people that want to be involved. We all live busy lives so please don't think I am putting any pressure on any one to get involved. A few of us have shown an interest and I will clearly mark any topics with what this is so if it is not your thing it is totally cool. Please let me know if I am overstepping the mark at any time. Interested people need to become members of Oz Fish Unlimited. This costs $25. They are keeping it under their hat but they are hoping that members are going to be offered a $50 gift voucher to BCF when they renew membership so probably a good investment anyhow (this is not a thing yet). Membership gets you a hat and a sticker and some other stuff. Then we need to have a BBQ and a beer at my house and go through a few things. We need to; Name our Chapter Decide where our chapter will work Decide a few titles for people Register the chapter Have another bbq and beers and laugh a lot. Oz Fish have; Insurance for members, volunteers and public liability, Funds available for these sorts of projects, Political muscle to get these projects approved, Experience on how best to go about things like this as well as writing grants for council and govt, Scientists on hand to give us great info and guidelines, Great contacts with BCF including Tingalpa (for fund raising if we want) lots of other benefits. Another thing we should all discuss as it involves everyone. @angus said we should start a fishing club "Australian Fishing Club" so we can just have a banner and this would be attached to AFO. I don't know much about how this would work so would love your feedback. I hope this will all help us get lots of prizes from BCF for AFO competitions. I hope it will help revitalise AFO with prizes for competitions like the North v South, Fish of the Month, Report of the Month type things and encourage younger anglers get involved in AFO. Prizes yay! There could be prizes for things like socials, wanderers and Christmas parties. Again, please don't feel any pressure to join Oz Fish or even be involved in the Moreton Bay Oyster Reef project. This is just for people that want to get involved and I feel wont disrupt the awesome AFO site. Please let me know if you agree or if I am over stepping the mark in any way. Thanks
      21. On average, oyster reefs can enhance fish biomass by 2.6kg of fish per year per 10m2 of oyster reef. Oyster reefs were destroyed by early European settlers. They were heavily dredged for food, the shells were prized for lime and early farming had unmanaged silt run off that smothered and killed much of the Oyster reefs. So as a fishing group I would like to suggest we get on board and help to reinstate Oyster reefs starting with, but not limited to, the Wynnum Foreshore. There has been a lot of work being done on Oyster Reefs in SEQ. Recent reports show how important they are to our waterways. Projects have been successfully done in Noosa river River and Lake System/BBTF Newsletter April 2017 USC.pdf and @christophagus discovered that they have just done one in the Pumistone passage. I have made contact with Dr Ben Gilby, who has encouraged us to do this project and @kmcrosby78 is hoping to contact Dr McPhee who has written a book on Environmental History and Ecology of Moreton Bay @Sparksie has found where we can get funding for this I have contacted the shellfish reef restoration and asked if they can help us to work out the best places to put reefs in and if they can help us get environmental approvals to do this. This is a great site and I really hope they will be a fantastic resource. So can we do this? We have lots of fantastic people on this site who have boats or access to boats. I have a big backyard and would be happy to use part of it to store, decontaminate and bag up the shells. The stories of whiting and bream being regularly caught in the wynnum area back in the day makes me realize that something is wrong and I really think that the removal of Oyster Reefs could be a large part of this. I have never done anything like this but am really keen to. Let do it!
      22. This looks interesting. Perhaps something I could do locally in Tingalpa Creek and Wynnum Creek. Or even out the front of Wynnum Creek. Has anyone been involved in creating a project like this? I will do some research and try and chat to the scientists behind this and see what they think. It is really interesting to see the shell fish that grow on old oyster beds compared to the silty weed beds. I would love to build the numbers of fish closer to Wynnum. River and Lake System/BBTF Newsletter April 2017 USC.pdf I might look at council and see if they would give me a grant!
      23. On Thursday we were met by a fisheries person that was taking a survey of all the fish we had caught. She was interested in the snapper and mackerel that we kept as well as any undersized fish we said we released (grassies and snapper). I found it interesting and glad that we are monitoring this. I then spoke to a mate that actually does these surveys. He says he cops heaps of abuse from boaties thinking that he is a fisheries officer and only there to bust people who are doing the wrong thing. These survey people do not have any power to enforce fines etc. So I thought it would be good to just let people know about this and let them know that they are simply there to survey. So if you are met at the boat ramp by a person in grey polo shirt and clipboard you know what they are doing. Also here is a link to some sand crab monitoring that is going on... not sure why the QLD fihseries call them Blue Swimmers!? I've never hear of blue simmers????? QUEENSLANDER!
      24. Previously I would have posted this in the Outdoor`s section but that does not appear to be available these days? If you do, we would love to hear from you. Your opinions will help the NSW Department of Primary Industries Game Licensing Unit to better understand the experiences of hunters in NSW and the economic and other benefits that hunting brings to the community. In order to tell us your views, please click 'Start Survey' below. It will take 15 minutes or so to complete the confidential survey. The survey is best done on a computer. Although it is possible to complete the survey on a tablet or smart phone, this may take longer. Full Details
      25. Taken from NSW DPI NEWCAST email 7-11-17 Recreational fishers are reminded that pipis must not be collected, by any method and for any purpose, other than for use as fishing bait, right along the NSW coastline. Pipis collected for use as bait must not be removed from an area within 50 metres of the mean high water mark. This closure is in place because pipis may contain toxins due to natural algal blooms, which may not always be visible. Algal blooms can occur anywhere along the coast and are normally the result of the upwelling of nutrient rich deep ocean water onto the continental shelf, and can often be seen after rainfall events in estuaries and in river mouths. Some of these algae produce harmful toxins that can build up in marine shellfish and the toxins are capable of making people very ill. Please note that cooking does not destroy the toxins. As part of a routine market survey of wild harvest shellfish undertaken by NSW Food Authority staff, samples from Stockton Beach (harvested 26 and 27 September) collected from the Sydney Fish Markets exceeded the regulatory limit (0.2 mg/kg) for diarrhetic shellfish toxins caused by Dinophysis spp. The Stockton Beach harvest area was closed as a result and stock harvested at that location was removed from sale.