* Blogs    * Barrabucks    * The Logo Shop    * Arcade    * Gallery    * Chat    * FAQ    Barramundi Fishing 
  Contact Contact      * Register    * Login  *
   * Register
FISH FINDER Book

Share This Topic On: Share on Facebook FacebookShare on Twitter TwitterShare on Reddit RedditShare on Tumblr TumblrShare on Google+ Google+
 
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:26 pm
Posts: 1182
Barrabucks points on hand:
13,541.20 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: 2017 worst NT waterfowl season ever

Staring 27 October - bag limit of 3!!!


Top
  Profile  
 
South Pacific island holidays
 
Seadog
Seadog

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:52 pm
Posts: 223
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,975.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Pretty poop house.

"This year’s Waterfowl Season will run for eight weeks with daily bag limits of three magpie geese. The season will commence on 27 October and run till 23 December. Bag limits for ducks will remain unchanged at 10 per day."

_________________


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:30 am
Posts: 13709
Images: 53
Location: La La Land
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,501,848.70 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Will be a bit of surprise for NT Field and Game. Interesting to hear what they say about it.

_________________
Image
GET YOUR TACKLE OUT: On the Daly
LIVEBAITING LOSER: Down & Out in Shoal Bay
JACKHAMMER: The Fishing Tax Song
Image
ImageImageImage
Image
ESSENTIAL: New NT Fishing GPS Card - 650+ waypoints
Outback Australia: True Stories 1
Outback Australia: True Stories 2
Darwin and NT fishing charters and accommodation

_________________


Top
  Profile Personal album  
 
 
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog

Joined: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:29 pm
Posts: 5909
Location: PALMERSTON
Barrabucks points on hand:
59,105.20 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

i thought that they were in record numbers a year or two ago? what happened


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:30 am
Posts: 13709
Images: 53
Location: La La Land
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,501,848.70 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Here's the govt release ...

Waterfowl hunting season to open October 27

Press release - August 24, 2017


The Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Lauren Moss, today announced the 2017 Waterfowl Hunting season dates and conditions to protect seriously depleted magpie goose numbers.

“The NT’s magpie goose population is the lowest on record at 725,000. This is a dramatic 45% reduction on 2016 and only a quarter of the 2012 population,” Minister Moss said.

“This year’s Waterfowl Season will run for eight weeks with daily bag limits of three magpie geese. The season will commence on 27 October and run till 23 December. Bag limits for ducks will remain unchanged at 10 per day. These conditions will be reassessed prior to next season.

“The scientific research and analysis is clear - action must be taken now to allow the magpie goose population to recover. If we do not take action now there is a risk that future seasons may have to be cancelled.

“The Territory Labor Government promised that our environmental decisions would be based on science, and that’s exactly what we’re doing.

“The previous CLP government was encouraged to take firm action in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 – and either ignored the advice or put in measures that did not go far enough. Had the CLP listened to the expert scientific evidence it is possible we would not be taking the steps we are today.

“The Territory's natural environment is one of our greatest assets. We are strongly connected to our land in many ways - it shapes our identity and gives us our unique perspective on life. We need to ensure we are protecting and preserving our flora and fauna for this and future generations.”

“The science underpinning this decision is accurate and rigorous,” Dr Alaric Fisher, Executive Director, Flora and Fauna Division of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.

“The decrease in magpie geese has been both rapid and alarming; action must be taken now to sustain the population of magpie geese.

“The Department of Environment and Natural Resources conducted a comprehensive and systematic aerial survey across the Top End’s floodplains in April and May this year and has estimated the 2017 magpie goose population as 725,000, just over half of what it was last year.

“The decline is largely due to a series of Wet seasons that have been unfavourable for nesting, either with well below average total rainfall, or with long periods with minimal rainfall, especially in 2012/13 and 2015/16.

All non-aboriginal waterfowl hunters are required to obtain a waterfowl hunting permit prior to hunting. Aboriginal Territorians will not be affected by these changes.

Not having a permit may result in legal action being taken against persons hunting without a permit.

Permits will only be issued from the Parks and Wildlife Commission Permits Office at Jape Homemaker Village, Millner, between the hours of 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, or online at https://nt.gov.au/leisure/hunting-and-shooting

Applications can be submitted in person at the Permits Office, or by mail, fax or email.

Applications must be accompanied by the $20 annual fee or $80 fee for a five year permit. Hunters need only provide their Shooter’s Licence number and Driver’s Licence number, a copy of these is not required.

You can call the Permits Office on telephone 08 8999 4486 for more information.

_________________
Image
GET YOUR TACKLE OUT: On the Daly
LIVEBAITING LOSER: Down & Out in Shoal Bay
JACKHAMMER: The Fishing Tax Song
Image
ImageImageImage
Image
ESSENTIAL: New NT Fishing GPS Card - 650+ waypoints
Outback Australia: True Stories 1
Outback Australia: True Stories 2
Darwin and NT fishing charters and accommodation

_________________


Top
  Profile Personal album  
 
 
Platinum Member
Platinum Member

Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:28 pm
Posts: 110
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,225.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

not even worth the drive......


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Seadog
Seadog

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:52 pm
Posts: 223
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,975.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Quote:
“The NT’s magpie goose population is the lowest on record at 725,000. This is a dramatic 45% reduction on 2016 and only a quarter of the 2012 population,” Minister Moss said.
Quote:
“The scientific research and analysis is clear - action must be taken now to allow the magpie goose population to recover. If we do not take action now there is a risk that future seasons may have to be cancelled.
Quote:
“The decrease in magpie geese has been both rapid and alarming; action must be taken now to sustain the population of magpie geese.

Sounds like a pretty bad situation..

Quote:
Aboriginal Territorians will not be affected by these changes.

Ah, right... Only bad enough to affect non-aboriginal Territorians.

_________________


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:30 am
Posts: 13709
Images: 53
Location: La La Land
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,501,848.70 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

The hunters didn't shoot that many.

So they have either moved on, which they can do, or habitat/climate/disease has smashed them.

_________________
Image
GET YOUR TACKLE OUT: On the Daly
LIVEBAITING LOSER: Down & Out in Shoal Bay
JACKHAMMER: The Fishing Tax Song
Image
ImageImageImage
Image
ESSENTIAL: New NT Fishing GPS Card - 650+ waypoints
Outback Australia: True Stories 1
Outback Australia: True Stories 2
Darwin and NT fishing charters and accommodation

_________________


Top
  Profile Personal album  
 
 
Seadog
Seadog

Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 1:50 pm
Posts: 372
Barrabucks points on hand:
3,440.05 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

plenty of reports from over in queensland of greatly increased numbers of geese over the last few years, giving farmers grief. My old man has seen them as far south as logan. I wonder if the survey took into account population shift as well as decline. Birds possibly moving to greener pastures as a result of poor wet seasons in the last 5 years or so.


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Site Administrator
Site Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 01, 1970 10:30 am
Posts: 13709
Images: 53
Location: La La Land
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,501,848.70 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

From NT Field and Game ...

This decision by Minister Moss has come completely out of the blue and without any consultation with NT Field and Game.

NTFGA have not been consulted by the Department of Environment and Natural resources at all regarding the magpie goose population figures, season duration or bag limit.

There is no restriction on the indigenous harvest nor has there been any suggestion that Aboriginal people reduce their take of geese or eggs from the nest. NTFGA asked what extra resources were going to be directed to weed management that protects magpie goose nesting sites and was confronted with blank faces.

Hunters are the 'low hanging fruit' to be plucked and deliver wildlife management outcomes.

Bart Irwin, spokesman for NT Field and Game said we have been 'screwed'. He said hunters must band together now, contact Minister Lauren Moss and politely and courteously convey their disappointment. Her email address is minister.moss@nt.gov.au

This will damage hunter tourism in the NT, which was just beginning to flourish. Lauren Moss is also the Minister for Tourism in the NT.

_________________
Image
GET YOUR TACKLE OUT: On the Daly
LIVEBAITING LOSER: Down & Out in Shoal Bay
JACKHAMMER: The Fishing Tax Song
Image
ImageImageImage
Image
ESSENTIAL: New NT Fishing GPS Card - 650+ waypoints
Outback Australia: True Stories 1
Outback Australia: True Stories 2
Darwin and NT fishing charters and accommodation

_________________


Top
  Profile Personal album  
 
 
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:08 am
Posts: 598
Barrabucks points on hand:
6,427.35 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Why should NTFGA be consulted? The Minister has obviously been given science based advice on what is sustainable and has followed that advice. I'm pretty sure the Minister would know this was not going to be a popular decision but her responsibility goes well beyond that.

_________________
Smile and the world smiles with you, fart and your all alone.


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Jedi Seadog
Jedi Seadog
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 11:37 am
Posts: 1206
Images: 0
Barrabucks points on hand:
12,040.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Rug wrote:
Why should NTFGA be consulted? The Minister has obviously been given science based advice on what is sustainable and has followed that advice. I'm pretty sure the Minister would know this was not going to be a popular decision but her responsibility goes well beyond that.


Obviously, the minister hasn't based their decision on sustainable targets but rather their political agendas. Else the limits would apply to both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians (or at least limit the former to strictly traditional hunting methods, no firearms, 4wd etc).

Also, the NTFGA might have had other suggestions that could suit hunters better, such as allowing a higher bag limit but reduce the duration of the season to keep the overall take the same. This could appease people who feel that it's "not even worth the drive......" and lessen the likely hood that those who go exceed their bag limit to compensate.

It would appear that the minister has chosen to consider the needs of one interest group but not another. That is not representing your electorate, but rather trying to keep your butt on a seat.


Top
  Profile Personal album  
 
 
Seadog
Seadog

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:52 pm
Posts: 223
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,975.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Rug wrote:
Why should NTFGA be consulted? The Minister has obviously been given science based advice on what is sustainable and has followed that advice. I'm pretty sure the Minister would know this was not going to be a popular decision but her responsibility goes well beyond that.

NTFGA could expect to be consulted much the same as AFANT and the NT Seafood Council are and expect to be consulted on fisheries matters.

_________________


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Silver Member
Silver Member

Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:59 pm
Posts: 37
Location: NT
Barrabucks points on hand:
644.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Does anyone know if the recently approved commercial harvest of Magpie Geese will be effected by the restrictions or the pest eradication permits issued to mango farmers?


Top
  Profile  
 
 
Seadog
Seadog

Joined: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:52 pm
Posts: 223
Barrabucks points on hand:
1,975.00 Barrabucks
Post Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Worse waterfowl season ever

Nepenthe wrote:
Does anyone know if the recently approved commercial harvest of Magpie Geese will be effected by the restrictions or the pest eradication permits issued to mango farmers?

No, they won't be affected according to an article I read. I'll try to find the link.
Edit: The link is an NT News article.
NT News wrote:
Permits to kill 5000 geese under crop protection strategies will be issued. Commercial permits will already granted will be honoured.

_________________


Top
  Profile  
 
Post new topic  Reply to topic
 Barramundi Fishing Board index » FFF North Australian Fishing Forums » Northern Safari
Go to page 1, 2  Next Top

  # 2017 worst NT waterfowl season ever Previous topic | Next topic # 
 Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts
 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
  Print view

Jump to:  

Welcome Anonymous


Login
Username:

Password:

 Remember me


I forgot my password

Don't have an account yet?
You can register for FREE

Advertisement



Darwin Sun & Moon

Darwin Tides


Northern Fishing Posts
Asleep at the wheel

Mon May 28, 2018 1:11 am

deepblack

Is the Daly getting shallower?

Sun May 27, 2018 11:30 pm

jpb15

Few screenshots from the daly during the Barra classic

Sun May 27, 2018 10:55 pm

blowski

2018 Iron Jack NT Barramundi Classic

Sun May 27, 2018 10:20 pm

ponyplay

FFF Seadogs 2018 - Round 4 - Barramundi and Jewfish

Sun May 27, 2018 9:53 pm

STANDY

A quick trip to the Daly

Sun May 27, 2018 9:31 pm

Flickin4em

Fotofish - May 2018 thread

Sun May 27, 2018 8:37 pm

Flickin4em

Nightcliff Jetty Bait Ball

Sun May 27, 2018 8:11 pm

Flickin4em

For Sale 2x Quintrx 50mm seats

Sun May 27, 2018 7:34 pm

STANDY

Harbour pelagics

Sun May 27, 2018 5:48 pm

hobbit

Self centering keel rollers

Sun May 27, 2018 12:35 pm

Marro

Americans running mono line

Sun May 27, 2018 9:14 am

ronje

East Arm Boat Ramp - What A Joke!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sun May 27, 2018 6:32 am

john d

PFAS - The Facts

Sat May 26, 2018 11:09 pm

Matt Flynn

In the market for a new boat......

Sat May 26, 2018 11:06 pm

feeds

Motorguide Question

Sat May 26, 2018 3:21 pm

CJ87

Lorella Springs....

Fri May 25, 2018 6:52 pm

barra mick

Great Barrier Reef $500m bullsh.t spend

Fri May 25, 2018 6:26 pm

NinjaFish

Anyone catching crabs

Thu May 24, 2018 4:03 pm

balou

Saratoga Saturday

Thu May 24, 2018 3:13 pm

STANDY


General Fishing Posts
Decent jew

Wed May 02, 2018 10:21 pm

jeffish

Bloodwormers want compo

Tue May 01, 2018 11:07 pm

Dick

Goodbye Coorong

Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:29 pm

Matt Flynn

GoFish Nagambie

Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:25 am

barra mick

Cracker bull shark

Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:26 pm

Sullo

Good Flathead Initiative in NSW

Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:41 am

Dinger

Awoonga dam spills over

Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 pm

JJLure

Vanuatu birthday bash

Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Andy Grey

A YEAR ON

Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:11 pm

CJ87

Maggot stew with squid

Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 am

Matt Flynn

Hazelwood barramundi stocking timeline

Thu Jan 18, 2018 4:25 pm

Matt Flynn

PB Lizard

Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:09 am

Matt Flynn

Tully Gorge

Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:19 am

Jeno

Lake Kununurra set to explode

Tue Nov 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Chriso

Victorian metery

Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38 pm

Matt Flynn

Show us your biggest COBIA

Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:24 am

Matt Flynn

Show us your biggest MACKEREL

Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:31 pm

solo

John Dunphy Artificial Reef

Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:18 pm

NinjaFish

Algal blooms hit Tassie East Coast

Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:54 pm

Matt Flynn

Meanwhile, in Queensland ...

Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:12 pm

Matt Flynn


Recent Non-Fishing Posts
Economics 101

Sun May 27, 2018 4:13 pm

Matt Flynn

Some weird goings on

Thu May 24, 2018 9:49 am

Matt Flynn

Toking Territory

Mon May 21, 2018 10:14 pm

Matt Flynn

Darwin waterpark plan

Mon May 21, 2018 5:26 pm

Matt Flynn

What props up the Aussie real estate bubble?

Mon May 21, 2018 11:34 am

Matt Flynn

Flight 370 mystery deepens

Tue May 15, 2018 6:04 pm

Matt Flynn

Australia - global marshmallow

Tue May 08, 2018 11:22 pm

Dick

Trump

Thu May 03, 2018 6:30 am

ronje

China will rule world

Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:27 pm

Matt Flynn

Busted

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:23 am

Matt Flynn

The duck hunter

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 am

ronje

Action on neonicotinoids

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:36 am

ronje

Fair go!

Fri Apr 27, 2018 11:44 am

Matt Flynn

Global warming

Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Matt Flynn

NT Treasurer's bold move

Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:34 pm

Eman

The Joint Strike Lemon?

Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:11 pm

Matt Flynn

74pc don't want it

Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:18 pm

Matt Flynn

12,000 plastic pieces per litre

Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:14 pm

Matt Flynn

ANZAC Day

Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 pm

Matt Flynn

When a country goes bad

Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:17 pm

Matt Flynn


Poll

No  50%  [9]
Yes  50%  [9]
Total Votes: 18

FFF Newsletters
You can view any of our new FFF Newsletters that you may have missed here:
FFF Newsletters Archive
Subscription Management