Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan

The Corner Inlet fishery is one of Victoria’s most important fisheries. It is a significant supplier of local seafood, supports local employment in regional towns of southern Gippsland and provides one of Victoria’s best recreational fishing experiences.

In June 2022, the Hon. Melissa Horne, Minister for Fishing and Boating, declared the Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan.

A draft plan was released for public consultation, which closed on 27 February 2022.

Submissions can be reviewed at the completed consultation page.

This is the first plan for the fishery declared under the Fisheries Act 1995. It establishes a framework for the effective, efficient and ecologically sustainable management of the Corner Inlet fishery.

Download the Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan

The plan sets out the objectives, strategies and actions for the Corner Inlet Fishery for the coming years. It was prepared by the Victorian Government in close consultation with a stakeholder-based steering committee comprised of representatives from Seafood Industry Victoria, Corner Inlet commercial fishers, Traditional Owners, VRFish, Future Fish and the VFA. Input was also received from expert scientists, conservation representatives and a wide range of other stakeholders including the community.

The Plan provides direction and identifies measures to ensure the effective, efficient and ecologically sustainable management of fishing in Corner Inlet to ensure it remains a thriving fishery into the future.

Please contact Lachlan Smith, at or 0419 603 689 if you would like further information.

If you would like to know more about the process and key considerations in developing the Plan, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here to access a fact sheet.

Chair’s meeting summaries

The Chair’s summaries for each Steering Committee meeting are uploaded here after each meeting as soon as practicable.