The link below is a petition for the QLD Govt to review the sale and use of Opera style yabby pots as they have been responsible for many Platypus deaths (These types of traps also unintentionally kill many other species).
South Australia, Western Australia and now Victoria have banned the funnel type Opera traps, we hope QLD will follow suit. I have attached the brochure from Vic Govt which shows the net banned and a suggested replacement, the Vic Govt, even gave one free net to replace the older style.
For current QLD fresh water net info go here: https://www.daf.qld.gov.au/business-priorities/fisheries/recreational/rules-regulations/gear-fresh-water
I would appreciate if you would consider supporting the petition, and forward to your members if you think it is appropriate.
Capricorn Conservation Council
Environment Centre, Haigh Park, Livermore Street, Wandal