The Government makes it compulsory.
To ensure that all spearfishers are aware of the high standard of behavior expected.
It's just more rules that we have to have to look more organised.
So that we comply with Maritime and Fisheries legislation.
Kissing them when the opportunity arises.
Counting each species and keeping a record.
Giving them a wave as we swim past.
Never taking more game than for your immediate personal needs.
Carrying required safety equipment.
Navigating safely at all times.
Care when anchoring.
Being aware and on the lookout for divers and surface swimmers at all times.
You are permitted to sell your catch provided it is kept on ice.
You must hold a current NSW recreational fishing fee receipt.
You must be aware and abide by bag and size limits for all species in your possession.
You must be aware of closures to certain areas to spearfishing & other forms of fishing.
Turning a blind eye to illegal or suspicious behaviour.
By reporting suspicious or illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Talking to the people doing the wrong thing and hope they change their ways.
Writing about what you saw on Facebook or internet forum.
It depends on what you are doing.
Only if they were there first.
Only if they are nice to you.
Anywhere as long as you are more than 20m from swimmers.
At a designated cleaning area
Away from general public areas
Forget to share your catch with your Mum.
Touch bananas prior to diving.
Leave your rubbish behind.
Wear Crocs in public.
New members only
All members of the USFA
Competition divers only
14 - 23 year olds
It depends on who was there first.
Here's an interesting quiz for you.