Boaties warned to be aware of dugongs and turtles

BOATIES are being reminded to stick to the speed limits that are in place on Fraser Coast waterways this Easter break.

National Parks Minister Steve Dickson said turtles and dugong were at risk from increased boating traffic during holiday periods.

He said Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers would be patrolling Go Slow areas, and anyone caught doing the wrong thing could be issued with an on-the-spot fine of $440.

"Pick up a Great Sandy Marine Park Boaties Quick Guide from local boating outlets or bait and tackle shops and be aware of where the go slow areas are and restrictions which apply," Mr Dickson said.