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Fisherman Fined

Three fisherman from Auckland and Whangamat have been fined for illegal fishing near Mayor Island in Bay of Plenty. Their fishing equipment has been seized by DOC staff. Despite the no fishing markers on the island shore, the fishermen claimed they were unaware. But, a GPS unit out of there fishing equipment clearly showed the marine reserve boundaries. Each of the men fishing were fined $400 plus court costs and their fishing rods confiscated.

I’m kind of sympathetic, I mean I don’t think these guys should of been fined that much, that’s going overboard.


I mean they were fishing, it’s not like they weren’t speeding or driving drunk.

But, I do think they should of followed the law. I hope the fisherman are more cautious next time.