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  • 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.

  • 01 Nov 2019 Boat seized for illegal calamari catches

    Queenscliff’s fantastic run of calamari has proved too tempting for a St Albans man who was apprehended on Monday night by Fisheries Officers, had his boat seized and will face court on several charges relating to exceeding the bag limit repeatedly.

  • 24 Oct 2019 Trout conference comes to Mansfield

    Freshwater fishers will be able to learn more about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at the free one-day Talk Wild Trout conference in Mansfield in November thanks to the State Government.

  • 16 Oct 2019 Bill passed for Gippsland Lakes netting closure

    Commercial netting in Gippsland Lakes is set to end, with the State Government passing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system.