Different states, different rules and regs.

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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#16 Post by spork » Wed May 27, 2015 6:51 pm

Thanks for all your help peoples.
Missin Fishin - nation-wide rules would be great - but don't hold your breath.
The winter edition of sport-fishing Australia / Yak-fisher arrived today:

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Thanks again for all the help researching. :glad:
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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#17 Post by nqkayaktours » Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:34 pm

Got a phonecall today, and should have an update next week from QLD Maritime Safety on new and proposed rules to be implemented. As expected and with a change of Govt, has put things on hold for a bit.

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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#18 Post by spork » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:05 pm

Hey Ian - did you hear back from the Qld safety guys?

- The NT link is "broken". I'll try to find one that works properly and replace it.

I'm working on another piece on powering a 'yak.
If you thought the different states rules and regs on PFD's were confusing.....

Luckilly I've had some great replies from people who's job it is to know the rules and regs - but haven't heard back from the NT, and Qld is still living in 1987 apparently, with no email contact available for their marine safety guys. :lol:
Must remember to fax them from work some time. Or make a 'phone call.

Meanwhile, will use "plan B" and make a thread on here. :)
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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#19 Post by nqkayaktours » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:17 am

spork wrote:Hey Ian - did you hear back from the Qld safety guys?
Yes i did. And not much progress from them. Unfortunately. Done as first post on the thread.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=44515
With a response from the Standards mob who check the gear. Last page of post.
spork wrote:and Qld is still living in 1987 apparently, with no email contact available for their marine safety guys.
I told them (actually it was the General Manager of Maritime Safety Queensland, the top dog, who i sent my emails to) about their email not working. Obviously still havent fixed it. :lol: I have got another blokes name and number here who is another contact for me in the same office. I might have to give him a call to let them know it is still not working. :roll: (Might be method in their madness here). :wink:

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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#20 Post by Plakkyboat » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:38 pm

Why isn't there a locked and updated post on KFDU for links to the regulations websites in each state?
Just a thought.... :?:
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Re: Different states, different rules and regs.

#21 Post by spork » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:58 pm

Hey placcyboat.
Thats one of the things I was hoping to achieve in this thread.
The problem is that in many cases there isn't one single authority in each state.
For example, (these are from memory, and there may be others) in Queensland you need to look at SEQwater, Maritime Safety Queensland and IIRC the Dept. of Transport as well. If you are fishing from your kayak there would likely be another one 9or two) to check also.
If this isn't difficult enough, some states don't have any kayak specific laws, so you are left guessing too.
The lifejacket issue was pretty straightforward, although I did seek clarification from several states various departments.
Motorising a 'yak is way more involved, and from the lack of responce to very polite enquiries from a couple of areas I'm thinking that perhaps even some of the people working in marine safety there aren't too sure.
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