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FISHERIES REGULATION 2008 No. 83 - SECT 481

481 Use of mesh or seine nets in rivers and creeks

(1) This section applies for using a ring or seine net, or a net that is hauled or not fixed.

(2) A net mentioned in subsection (1) may be used in rivers and creeks only if the net--

(a) has a mesh size of at least 50mm; and
(b) is no longer than--
(i) for a ring net or a net that is hauled or not fixed--400m; or
(ii) for a seine net--200m.

(3) From midday on 1 November to midday on 1 February, a net mentioned in subsection (1)--

(a) must not be used in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters; and
(b) may be used downstream of the shortest line between the banks of a waterway that is not in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters.

(4) If a net mentioned in subsection (1) is used in a waterway under subsection (3) from midday 1 November to midday 1 February, it must have a mesh size of at least 50mm but no more than 115mm.

(5) Both ends of a net mentioned in subsection (1) may be fixed for up to 1 hour if--

(a) the net is used in rivers or creeks between Cape Gloucester and the northern bank of St Lawrence Creek; and
(b) the mesh size of the net is no more than 75mm.

(6) A net that is hauled or not fixed may only be used in water deeper than its drop.

(7) A ring net must not be used north of the southern bank of the Endeavour River or in the Gulf of Carpentaria waters.



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