13FISH intelligence reporting line
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
- 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.