Man maintains not guilty pleas to interfering with fishing gear

A man has maintained his not guilty plea to interfering with a net or trap used for fishing, when he appeared in court on Tuesday. Photo: Shutterstock.
A man has maintained his not guilty plea to interfering with a net or trap used for fishing, when he appeared in court on Tuesday. Photo: Shutterstock.

A man maintained his not guilty plea to interfering with a net or trap used for fishing, when he appeared in the Mandurah Magistrates Court this morning. 

Andrew Waru-Clark had previously entered guilty pleas to fishing for rock lobster with more than two submerged rock lobster pots, and maintained his not guilty pleas to two counts of interfering with gear used for fishing.

Fisheries officer Andrew Mason told the court Waru-Clark’s trial would take one day.

All four charges were put to March 25, 2019 for a trial date in the Mandurah Magistrates Court. 

The daily limits for rock lobsters in Western Australia is eight per bag and 24 per boat.

For more information on recreation fishing rules, visit www.rules.fish.wa.gov.au