Commercial fisher banned after green zone offences

A COMMERCIAL fisher has been banned from fishing in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park after repeatedly fishing in no-take zones.

The fisher, the marine park authority said in a statement, had been banned after three convictions on fishing in the green zones in the past five years.

Authority field management director Richard Quincey said the ban was for two years, and reef users needed to be aware of the rules.

"This penalty emphasises the importance that's placed on protecting no-take areas and the seriousness of these illegal fishing offences," he said.


Why Dunoon dam debate keeps raising its head

Premium Content Why Dunoon dam debate keeps raising its head

Despite being rejected twice, Dunoon Dam was back for discussion

Alleged Hare Krishna stabbing: attempted murder charge

Premium Content Alleged Hare Krishna stabbing: attempted murder charge

The accused was in hospital under police guard before his arrest

Multi-million dollar homes attract hundreds of enquiries

Premium Content Multi-million dollar homes attract hundreds of enquiries

Locals and high-flyers have been in the mix of buyers