Big news is that Black Samurai will qualify for exemption from the Coral Reef Finfish Closures. This means that for our valuable clients, there will be no restriction on taking Coral Trout and other reef fish species during the spawning closures from now until at least 2013.
Finally from the Queensland Government (DPI & Fisheries) we have a common sense decision to exempt charter operators with a creditable history from the reef fish closures. This is a particularly sensible outcome which means that paying tourists are allowed to fish.
All we need now is permission to skin the fillets for our clients – so they don’t have to do this at home in the sink!!