The Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay) Fishery

The Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay) Fishery was established in 2013 following the public auction of a single commercial fishery access licence.

The only species that can be harvested under the Scallop Dive (Port Phillip Bay) Fishery Access Licence are the commercial scallop and the doughboy scallop.

The fishery is managed using controls that include:

  • a 60 tonne per annum catch limit;
  • a single commercial access licence;
  • harvest by hand only;
  • six harvest zones;
  • a 90 millimetre legal minimum size; and
  • a prohibition on commercial fishing in certain areas of the bay.

The fishery is managed in accordance with the Fisheries Regulations 2009.