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Simon Corbell has announced that as of today you can get yourself a tasty Murray Cod from the ACT’s rivers with the season opening albeit with some changes.
There are two amendments to the Fisheries Act 2000. The first increases the minimum size of cod that can be caught from 50cm to 60cm, which means the majority of individuals would have the opportunity to mature and breed before being caught.
The second alters the bag limit for catches from two fish greater than the minimum size with no upper size limit, to two fish with only one allowed to be greater than 100cm. This reduces the fishing pressure on large breeding individuals, vital for maintaining a sustainable population.
Apparently we’re now sensibly in line with NSW.