by Alan Everett
A forty five year old Springvale man is to be charged on summons for taking his recreational catch of squid and then selling it to the general public from his residence. The man was interviewed at his home on October 7 following a one week surveillance operation by Fisheries Officers in and around the Flinders area on the Mornington Peninsula.
When preparing calamari it is best if you remove the clear membrane inside the hood before removing the squids head and entrails.
During that time Fisheries Officers observed the man fishing for squid and later saw members of the public entering his home in Springvale and leaving with fresh squid.
Officers intercepted four people who had purchased squid from the man for $15 a kilogram.