Queensland releases new croc laws – Fishupdate.com

Queensland releases new croc laws Published:  05 December, 2007

A problem croc has been defined as one over 2 metres in length

THE Queensland Government has implemented new laws governing crocodile management in the state.

According to ABC Queensland, the 2007 to 2017 Queensland Crocodile Management Plan was launched in Cairns on Monday.

For the first time, it will be illegal to approach a crocodile within 10 metres, without a reasonable excuse.

Queensland’s Sustainability Minister, Andrew McNamara says the new plan also defines what constitutes a ‘problem crocodile’.

“A crocodile that’s over two metres long, if it’s not passing through, it’s a problem crocodile,” he said.

“Action will be taken.

“Secondly, it looks at behaviour of crocodiles and expands the definition again such that if a crocodile that’s breaking into nets and cages to get at caged aquaculture, that becomes a problem crocodile.”

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