Commercial fisherman banned from fishing

Date: 1/8/2007

A commercial fisherman who refused to co-operate with fishery officers was convicted and fined $3000 and banned from all forms of fishing for three years. Larry Grigson from Papakura in Auckland cannot, for three years, hold a commercial fishing permit of any sort and cannot engage in any fishing or any activity associated with the taking of fish, aquatic life or seaweed. This means he cannot fish from a boat, a beach or a ramp, dive for scallops or crayfish or gather any shellfish or other seafood, even if it is solely for his own use. Breaching a banning order is considered a serious offence, carrying a maximum prison term of 12 months or to a maximum fine of $100,000.

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