VFA Annual Report

We are proud to present the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s first ever Annual Report for 2017-2018, which was tabled on 17 December 2018 at the first sitting of the Government since the election.

It was a very busy and productive 12 months, and our first year as a standalone Authority has been one of great achievement.

Throughout 2017-2018, we grasped the opportunity to grow recreational fishing and strengthen our commercial fishing, aquaculture and Aboriginal fishing sectors.

We know Victorians love their fish and fishing, so the careful management of some of the best fishing in the country is a tremendous responsibility – one we did not take for granted.

Here at the VFA, we believe every Victorian should have the opportunity to fish, so we’ve been getting out into the community to encourage fishing involvement for all, including women, children and people from diverse backgrounds.

We can proudly say that we’ve got more people fishing, more often through the State Government’s Target One Million Program, we’ve stocked 6 million fish across Victoria, delivered significant reforms to boost commercial fishing, increased aquaculture production, and continued our efforts to promote sustainability and responsibility in fishing and fishing-related activities.