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  • 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.

  • 13 Oct 2021 Have your say on making rock fishing safer

    Rock fishing is an increasingly popular past time and a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, but it can also be a dangerous sport for which new safety measures are being considered at select locations.

  • 06 Oct 2021 Landcare grant to help bring back Macquarie perch

    Macquarie perch populations across Victoria’s north east will benefit from a Commonwealth Government grant from Landcare to help recover the iconic species through breeding and habitat improvements.

  • 05 Oct 2021 Fees at work to improve recreational fishing in Victoria

    The State Government is giving Victorian anglers more opportunities to wet a line thanks to new projects funded through the Recreational Fishing Grants Program – now in its twentieth year.

  • 21 Sep 2021 School holiday trout stocking western Victoria

    Families across western Victoria can catch an exciting new hobby these school holidays thanks to the stocking of more than 8,000 catchable size rainbow trout into 25 lakes across the region.

  • 21 Sep 2021 School holiday trout stocking north east Victoria

    Families across north east Victoria can catch an exciting new hobby these school holidays thanks to the stocking of almost 8,000 catchable size rainbow trout into 16 lakes across the region and 2,000 stonkers into the Goulburn River.