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OYSTER THIEF CONVICTED AND FINED

A 39 year old man’s been convicted of stealing oysters – intended for sale on the black market. Cape Byron Marine Park compliance officers caught the seafood poacher with 200 restaurant-grade oysters, illegally harvested from the Brunswick River. He’s since been found guilty of larceny in the Mullumbimby local court and fined $1000.

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SHARK STATION DAMAGED BY HUGE SEAS

Port Macquarie’s new 4G shark listening station at Lighthouse Beach was another casualty of last night’s storm. The neck of the buoy was snapped off by two-metre swells, ceasing its transmission. The Department of Primary Industries says the device will remain out of order until it can be repaired. (NO AUDIO)

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DPI SEEKING SHARK MITIGATION INVENTIONS

Do you have a clever invention that stops sharks in their tracks? The New South Wales Government wants to hear from you. As part of the $16-million shark management strategy, it’s offering inventors $200,000 in funding towards projects that could one day protect beachgoers. For more information, visit the DPI’s website. (VISION ONLY)

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MAN TO FACE COURT ON ILLEGAL FISHING CHARGES

A 47-year-old Central Coast man is expected to be issued with a court attendance notice, after he was allegedly caught with six times the legal limit of lobsters. The Department of Primary Industries says fisheries officers inspected the man’s catch at Terrigal during a routine patrol, when they found the man in possession of 12 Eastern Rock lobsters. Acting Director of Fisheries Compliance, Patrick Tully, says the offence can carry hefty fines. “Such charges carry a maximum penalty of $44,000 or 12 months imprisonment (or both) for a first offence and double these penalties for any second or subsequent offence,” he said.

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