Rogue anglers blatantly ignore the conservation zone around Australias wreck of the HMAS Brisbane, risking thousands of dollars in fines to catch fish in the protected area.
Commercial dive operators permitted to enter the HMAS Brisbane Conservation Park say they are constantly finding evidence of fishing on the wreck. In one instance, a man was spotted spear-fishing while scuba-diving around the artificial reef. Entry to the park is by permit only. General tourism operations, fishing, boating and other watercraft activities are not permitted at the site. Fines range up to $8800.