Plan for commercial fish traps near Carnarvon rouses community anger

A group of local commercial fishers in Carnarvon have asked the Department of Fisheries to allow a trial of fish traps to prevent the predation of line-caught fish by the growing numbers of sharks in the area. Under the proposal, commercial fishers would not harvest any more fish than their existing quota. They have suggested the use of traps could have a beneficial effect on fish stocks over time. But hundreds of Carnarvon residents attended a community meeting to vote against the plan – arguing they were not convinced of the science behind fish traps and that they feared the impact on recreational fishing, Read More Here