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  • 08 Jan 2019 13FISH nabs duo with big abalone haul

    A good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH on Friday evening has helped Fisheries Officers at Port Fairy apprehend two men from Point Cook allegedly in possession of 89 abalone, 88 of which were undersize.

  • 04 Jan 2019 King George whiting set to boom

    Victorian fishers have welcomed 2019 with the news that high numbers of juvenile King George whiting have been surveyed in Port Phillip Bay for the third consecutive year.

  • 03 Jan 2019 Men caught with 11 times abalone limit

    Four men from St Albans and West Footscray have been arrested after being found with 173 abalone, more than 11 times the daily bag limit.

  • 02 Jan 2019 Boat seized for illegal calamari hauls

    As part of Operation Jazz, Fisheries Officers have seized two boats and four men will face charges relating to the alleged illegal harvest of calamari near Queenscliff in recent months.

  • 31 Dec 2018 It's pipi season

    Pipi fisheries are highly valued by local communities and visitors who collect the shellfish for bait and food.

  • 21 Dec 2018 Snobs Creek annual report now available

    The Snobs Creek Advisory Board has published the hatchery’s annual report that documents where funds have
    been spent in the 2017-18 financial year and the big wins including record stockings of trout and native fish.

  • 21 Dec 2018 Poor records cost Corner Inlet commercial fishers

    A Corner Inlet commercial licence holder and his operator have been fined a total of $2,000 for failing to record accurate catch and effort information in their log books.

  • 17 Dec 2018 13FISH nabs abalone thieves at Port Fairy

    A good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH has helped Fisheries Officers apprehend four men allegedly in possession of 80 abalone, half of which were undersize.

  • 11 Dec 2018 Pipi poaching pair fined for illegal haul

    Two Melbourne based men have been convicted and fined $2000 each, plus costs, after being caught with 60kg of pipis in Victoria’s far west.

  • 06 Dec 2018 Victoria welcomes 14 new Fisheries Officers

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has welcomed 14 new Fisheries Officers to the ranks today at their official graduation ceremony in Queenscliff.