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  • 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.

  • 27 Nov 2019 New Fisheries podcast set to make a splash

    Recreational and commercial fishers, growers, seafood consumers and people who simply love our waterways can now tune in to the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s (VFA) new fortnightly podcast, The Poddy Mullet.

  • 20 Nov 2019 Aussie bass stockings get underway in Gippsland

    Recreational fishers in Gippsland are smiling from ear to ear thanks to the stocking of over 130,000 Australian bass into 11 lakes and rivers yesterday to further improve freshwater fishing opportunities in the years ahead.

  • 20 Nov 2019 Fad-tastic summer ahead for southwest fishers

    Torquay’s offshore artificial fishing reef welcomed the return of five fish aggregating devices (FADs) today with another two to be deployed off Lorne and Aireys Inlet in the weeks ahead.

  • 12 Nov 2019 Hooked up on Murray Codference in Shepparton

    Come and hear about all things Murray cod at Victoria’s fourth annual Murray Codference on Sunday 8 December in Shepparton, boasting an expanded schedule of events including a free family fun day on Saturday 7.

  • 06 Nov 2019 Second calamari boat seize at Queenscliff

    A second boat has been seized by Fisheries Officers in less than a week as Queenscliff’s sizzling calamari season tempts another man to over-indulge and take more than his daily bag limit.