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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.
06 Dec 2018 Free Christmas stocking on Maribyrnong River
For the first time ever, the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has stocked the Maribyrnong River with 130,000 estuary perch fingerlings and will host a free Christmas event at Canning Reserve on Friday 14 December to celebrate the historic occasion.
05 Dec 2018 Record Bass stockings into Blue Rock
Christmas has come early for freshwater anglers thanks to the stocking of 235,000 Australian bass fingerlings into 17 lakes and rivers, including a record 81,000 into Blue Rock Lake.
12 Nov 2018 Rock lobster season opening this Friday
Keen recreational fishers are checking their dive gear and rigging their hoop nets ahead of season opening for rock lobster this Friday, 16 November.