Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tassie Divers Blame Commercial Operators for Rock Lobster Decline

And, of course, commercial fisherman point the finger at recreational scuba divers in return.

Tasmania's recreational fishermen have hit back at calls for rock lobster diving to be banned.

Last week the Rock Lobster Fishermens Association called for diving with compressed air to be banned for the state's 21,000 recreational fishermen.

The association says divers target larger females, which lowers reproduction levels for rock lobsters.

But Don Paton from Recreational Fishing Tasmania says commercial fishermen are responsible for falling fish stock levels.

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deep sea said...

How big that lobster...good posting.I like it.