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  • 07 Dec 2021 Victorian Recreational Fishing Tourism Strategy out now

    The State Government has released its Victorian Recreational Fishing Tourism Strategy showcasing the diverse, year-round fishing opportunities on offer across the state.

  • 04 Dec 2021 Get prepared to stay safe on the water this summer

    With summer upon us, recreational boaters and fishers across Victoria are encouraged to brush up on safety rules and prepare their vessels to stay safe and avoid fines on the water.

  • 26 Nov 2021 Maribyrnong habitat project creating native fish homes

    The Victorian Government is reviving the native fish population in the Maribyrnong River, installing 32 new fish habitats from Avondale Heights to the Flemington Racecourse.

  • 24 Nov 2021 New fishing season and new research for Murray cod

    Victorian recreational fishers can look forward to again casting a line for Murray cod anywhere in the state.

  • 18 Nov 2021 Fish stocking boost- all about the bass

    Recreational fishers will be excited to hear 150,000 Australian bass fingerlings were stocked into nine Victorian waters this week to further improve freshwater fishing opportunities.

  • 16 Nov 2021 Fisheries notice in place to protect abalone stock

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority will be restricting diving for abalone and rock lobster around Cape Bridgewater and near Cape Nelson in response to the abalone disease outbreak.

  • 10 Nov 2021 Home grown Sydney rock oysters back on the menu

    Victorian grown Sydney rock oysters could be back on the menu for seafood consumers thanks to a new aquacul-ture partnership between the Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (GLaWAC) and the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA).

  • 08 Nov 2021 Rock lobster program goes digital

    Victoria’s recreational rock lobster tagging program is going digital, making reporting catches even easier for fishers and reducing the environmental footprint of the program by removing plastic tags.

  • 01 Nov 2021 Volunteers sought for fishing licence advisory committee

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority is seeking nominations from keen recreational fishers to join an advisory committee that provides advice to government on how best to spend fishing licence fees.

  • 18 Oct 2021 Fibreglass boat seized for illegal fishing

    Fisheries Officers have seized a fibreglass boat worth more than $40,000 from a Leopold man for allegedly taking fish from Port Phillip and selling them to retail outlets over many months.