Snapper caught accidentally must be returned to water at once. (Photo: YouTube,SeaNetNT/FIS)
A six-week ban on snapper fishing instituted by the Queensland Government has gone into force through 31 March to help restore declining fish stocks. The ban also applies to the off-shore reef species teraglin jew and pearl perch to effectively reduce fishing pressure.
According to Queensland Fisheries Minister Tim Mulherin, the government continues to consult with the fishing industry regarding the introduction of more brazen and long-lasting approaches to stock depletion.
"It's important that we get the right arrangements in place so that we can guarantee the long-term sustainability of the snapper fishery," he stated. "This is a highly emotional issue for people and people have vented their views at meetings, but I want to make sure that we have a snapper fishery into the future.&rdq...
Domestic market frozen fish prices show stability Russia Fed.
From 7 to 13 September, the dynamics of prices for frozen fish in the wholesale segment of the domestic market, basically, showed a tendency towards stability.
In the Far East region, there was a ten...