Fines for excess marron

Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Two men have been fined after being caught by Fisheries officers with four and 13 times the maximum marron from Harvey Dam earlier this year.

A 37-year-old Collie man was fined for catching marron out of season and being found more than 13 times over the in-season limit.

More than a week before the start of marron season, from January 8 to February 5, the man was found in possession of 68 marron.

As well as the catch, the man was charged for fishing for marron with something other than a snare net.

A magistrate fined the man $400 for each of the two offences and ordered him to pay $7788 as each of the offences also attracted mandatory additional penalties of $3400 as well as a court cost of $188.

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An 18-year-old Moora man was also fined after being found with 19 marron during the season on January 22.

He was issued with a fine, penalty and court costs totalling $1288.

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