View single post by Cpt. Hook
 Posted: Wed Dec 5th, 2012 04:59 am
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Cpt. Hook

Joined: Mon Feb 9th, 2009
Location: Durban, South Africa
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Fin-S wrote:
To date I have seen no CONCLUSIVE PROOF of the netters breaking the law. There has been lots of hearsay, lots of heavy breathing, fire and damnation stuff....but no proof.
As a result I vote no.
If you can prove that the law has been contravened, then I would remove this persons right to fish - I would still not ban netting completely.
A ban is an easy way out and is the thin end of the wedge.
Look at coppers.....
My worry is that once we get onto a roll of banning, there is little knowledge or desire from our Ministerial component to investigate other conservation alternatives. It will therefore not be long before any infringement is met with a total ban.

I agree with you on removing and banning that offending person, and not the industry.

My vote was yes for this specific guy. Unfortunately concrete proof has been handed over in the past by several persons and nothing happened and it all gets swept under the carpet