On 8 February 2018, Brent Philip Counsell was convicted of 10 charges of possessing an endangered species and 4 charges of importing endangered fauna and flora. Counsell was fined a total of $5,500, and placed on a good behaviour bond for 24 months.
On 6 February 2018, Martin Brook, Lee Kringsberg and Matthew Skelton were each convicted for the offence of walking in a Commonwealth reserve other than on road or track. Each individual was fined $1,000 and each were ordered to pay more than $3,000 in reparation.
On 9 December 2016 in the Darwin Local Court, the Indonesian master of the BERKAH III pleaded guilty to two offences relating to illegal fishing and was fined $15 000. The fisherman had just completed a term of imprisonment at Darwin Correctional Centre for an unpaid fine relating to a previous conviction.
On 9 December 2016, the master of the Papua New Guinea-flagged trawler CAPS 01, was convicted and fined $110,000 in the Darwin Supreme Court. The owners were also penalised $300,000, after posting a bond for the return of their vessel on the condition its location could be monitored by Australian Fisheries Management Authority’s (AFMA) satellite-based tracking system.
In a landmark case, on 23 August 2016, Aubrey James Morris and Marcus Patrick Rawlinson were each convicted and fined $40,000 after pleading guilty in the Townsville District Court to one count each of operating a detained vessel.