Rex is endorsed to use the following fishing methods to responsibly harvest local sustainable seafood:
A longline is a rope or line with baited hooks attached which is held slightly above the seabed or surface. They are anchored and buoyed at both ends of the line, with a haul-in line attached at each end of the mainline, and are set from a moving vessel. A maximum of 400 hooks can be used at any one time.
Drop lining is an offshore fishing method used to target deep water fish species, primarily shark, morwong and bight redfish. A dropline consists of a length of heavy rope or line which is dropped vertically into the water column, with a desired number of baited hooks and is anchored by a weight at the bottom. A powered winch is often used to retrieve the line.
A net which consists of one or more hoops in which netting is attached to form a conical shape. The hoop net sits on the ocean floor, and is retrieved using a length of rope which is attached to a buoy. These nets are used in coastal waters to catch blue crabs and sand crabs. A maximum of 10 nets can be used at one time.
Razorfish tongs are long handled tongs which are used to collect razorfish from shallow waters. Only used for collecting razorfish to use as bait, razorfish are not currently a permitted species to sell. Daily limits are enforced for each license holder.
Rod and Reel/Handline
Standard techniques where one or more baited hooks or lures are attached to a fishing line to capture various species of fish including squid.