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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 11:01:36 AEST by crabngear, 16915 views
Catching Crayfish,Lobster in QLD
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 12:23:00 AEST by crabngear, 16836 views
We Have been contacted by a number of crabbers to manufacture pots to catch Crayfish & Lobster in Qld.
We have been in contact with Fisheries Queensland for a ruling on this & have had the responce below.
By defn Crab apparatus is for taking/trapping of crabs only ..so can't use to take lobster/fish.
This may not be obvious on first look at Regs ...but is intended to stop fishers turning a crab pot into a fish trap.
Lobster may ony be taken by hand or spear etc...unless u are lucky enough to jag one on a line.
crab pot means fishing apparatus consisting of a cage with a round opening in the top, or an elongated opening (parallel to the base) in the side, for trapping crabs.
There are bag/boat limits for Troical Rock Lobster in the far north - north of 14 degress (near PCB) 3 per person / 6 per boat
South of PCB it is 5 per person / 10 per boat
Painted Crayfish (Ornate lobster) Size limit is 11.5 cm tail & 9 cm carapace length & applies to all Qld waters.
Crab'n Gear hopes this has answered the questions which has been put to us.