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  • 20 Mar 2020 Car seized and five arrested at Cape Schanck

    Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking nearly 400 blacklip abalone at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula.

  • 16 Mar 2020 Costly calamari catch for illegal fisher

    A St Albans man who took 96 calamari over three fishing trips near Queenscliff last Spring has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $750 and forfeited his 4.35m aluminium boat worth $8,000.

  • 06 Mar 2020 King prawns stocked into Lake Tyers

    The State Government is giving recreational fishers a chance to catch large, ready-to-eat Eastern King prawns at Lake Tyers in East Gippsland, just in time for the long weekend holiday.

  • 04 Mar 2020 Get hooked this long weekend at Lakes Entrance

    Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said event visitors would be helping bushfire affected communities by staying local and spending in small regional businesses that have endured a tough summer trade.

  • 28 Feb 2020 Golden Tag casts off to reel in tourism

    Fishers from across Victoria will have the chance to reel in a golden fish from this weekend, as the State Government casts off the Golden Tag fishing competition to lure tourists back to bushfire affected areas.

  • 14 Feb 2020 Two cars seized for undersize snapper hauls

    Two cars and illegal hauls of 119 undersize snapper were seized by Fisheries Officers at Port Melbourne following the apprehension of four men on Monday night.

  • 05 Feb 2020 Golden tags to lure fishers back to fire affected areas

    The State Government is encouraging recreational fishers back to bushfire-affected areas by giving them the chance at landing a tagged fish worth up to $10,000.

  • 02 Jan 2020 Trio nabbed with three times the abalone limit

    Three men will receive infringement notices totalling more than $5000 after Fisheries Investigators allegedly found them with 50 abalone, more than three times their combined daily bag limit.

  • 23 Dec 2019 Charges and car seizure for abalone haul

    Friday the 13th was a horror for a man from Highett who turned himself in to Fisheries Officers, had his vehicle, phone and dive equipment seized and will face court on several charges regarding the illegal take of abalone and obstructing fisheries officers.

  • 10 Dec 2019 Abalone duo apprehended at Altona Beach

    Two men from Sunshine West are facing serious charges after being arrested by Fisheries Officers allegedly in possession of a commercial quantity of abalone.