13FISH intelligence reporting line

Report illegal fishing - call 13FISH

If you see or suspect illegal fishing activity, you can call 13FISH (13 3474) to report it to The Victorian Fisheries Authority.

Helpful information includes:

  • time and date of activity
  • place
  • is the observed activity continuing or finished
  • number of people involved
  • vehicle or boat registration numbers
  • nature of activity
  • equipment involved

All information will be treated in strict confidence and assist in planning patrols and enforcement operations when no immediate field response is possible.

The 13FISH line has had a major impact on organised abalone poaching, illegal fishing in marine parks and netting offences.