Completed consultation

All completed consultation plans, written submissions and The Victorian Fisheries Authority's response and decisions will be shown on this page for three calendar months.

Completed consultation

Submission/s

Result of consultation

Effective decision date

Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan

Submissions were received from 26 individuals/groups. Submissions that could be made publicly available are attached below.

Submissions

In September 2018, the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture declared the Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan. More information and a copy of the plan can be found below.

Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan [PDF File - 3.9 MB]

September 2018
Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan 2018

Submissions were received from 48 individuals/groups. Submissions that could be made publicly available are attached below.

Submissions

In September 2018, the Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture declared the Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan 2018. More information and a copy of the plan can be found below.

Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan 2018

September 2018
Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2018

Jacqui Younger (Rays Awareness) submission

PT Hirschfield (Project Banjo) submission
[PDF File - 466.3 KB]

Victorian National Parks Association submission [PDF File - 98.7 KB]

VRFish submission
[PDF File - 994.4 KB]

Signed Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2018
[PDF File - 125.1 KB]

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victoria Government Gazette – No. S 442

24 September 2018
Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2018

Victorian National Parks Association submission [PDF File - 98.7 KB]

VR Fish submission
[PDF File - 986.5 KB]

Signed Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2018
[PDF File - 204.9 KB]

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victoria Government Gazette – No. S 442

24 September 2018
Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2018

Victorian National Parks Association submission [PDF File - 98.7 KB]

VR Fish submission
[PDF File - 999.4 KB]

Signed Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2018
[PDF File - 66.6 KB]

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victoria Government Gazette – No. S 442

24 September 2018
Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2018

Victorian National Parks Association submission [PDF File - 98.7 KB]

VR Fish submission
[PDF File - 988.8 KB]

Signed Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2018 [PDF File - 317.9 KB]

Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2018 - Explanatory Statement
[PDF File - 268.3 KB]

Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2018 map
[PDF File - 723.0 KB]

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victoria Government Gazette – No. S 442

24 September 2018

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2018

Submissions - Rock Lobster Tagging Notice renewal 2018    [PDF File - 246.5 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice has been renewed for a further 12 months.

Signed Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2018 [PDF File - 197.4 KB]

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2018 - Explanatory Statement [PDF File - 63.4 KB]

1 July 2018

Fisheries (Western Port/Prot Phillip Bay Fishery catch limit) Notice 2018

10 formal submissions were received from licence holders and representative bodies. The submissions have not been made publicly available, as the respondents did not provide express permission.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice setting catch limits on licences in the Westernport/Port Phillip Bay Fishery fishery is now effective.

A copy of the Fisheries Notice can be obtained at the Fisheries Legislation and Regulation page.

The VFA response to submissions can be found below.

Outcome of consultation [PDF File - 53.0 KB]

21 June 2018

2018/19 Sea Urchin total allowable commercial catch (TACC)

SIV submission [PDF File - 116.1 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2018/19 TACC have been set for the sea urchin fishery.

2018/19 Sea Urchin Further Quota Order [MS Word Document - 21.2 KB]

Rationale for setting the TACC
[MS Word Document - 15.0 KB]

1 July 2018

Proposed minimum size limit for mako shark species

Submissions from almost 195 different individuals and organisations were received. The submissions received from organisations are attached below. Please note that the remaining submissions have not been made publicly available, as the respondents have not provided express permission. These submissions were all sent by email.

Greenvale Sports and Game Fishing Club [MS Word Document - 47.5 KB]

Portland Sports Fishing Club [MS Word Document - 243.5 KB]

Paul Carter (The Live Well) [MS Word Document - 18.4 KB]

Bass Strait Game Fishing [MS Word Document - 274.5 KB]

Metropolitan Anglers Association [PDF File - 69.7 KB]

VRFish [PDF File - 1.0 MB]

Seafood Industry Victoria [PDF File - 111.3 KB]

Boating Industry Association of Victoria [PDF File - 601.5 KB]

The VFA took the VRFish proposal for a mako minimum size to the fishing community and received nearly 200 submissions during the public consultation period. The proposal has not been widely supported by anglers and will not proceed. Feedback through the consultation process suggested that an education and awareness campaign, rather than regulation, is a better option and promotes responsible fishing, catch and release for juvenile mako sharks. The VFA has listened to the recreational anglers on this proposal and decided that a different path will reach a similar outcome, which is a win-win for anglers and the species.

14 June 2018

2018/19 Rock Lobster and Giant Crab Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Fiordland Lobster Company [MS Word Document - 16.0 KB]

Victorian Rock Lobster Assosiation [MS Word Document - 16.0 KB]

Maddens Lawyers [PDF File - 237.0 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2018/19 TACC has been set for the rock lobster and giant crab fisheries.

Further quota order for the Victorian rock lobster fishery [PDF File - 40.7 KB]

Rationale for setting the rock lobster TACC 2018/19 [PDF File - 73.0 KB]

Further quota order for the Western Zone of the Victorian giant crab fishery [PDF File - 30.8 KB]

Rationale for retting the Victorian giant crab fishery TACC 2018/19

1 July 2018

2018/19 abalone total allowable commercial catch (TACC)

Submissions on the 2018/19 Abalone TACC
[MS Word Document - 25.9 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2018/19 TACC have been set for the abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Eastern and Central Abalone Zones) [MS Word Document - 23.1 KB]

Further Abalone Quota Order (Western Abalone Zone) [MS Word Document - 21.7 KB]

Fisheries (Central Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 [MS Word Document - 44.8 KB]

Fisheries (Eastern Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 [MS Word Document - 42.2 KB]

Fisheries (Western Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 [MS Word Document - 34.6 KB]

Rationale for setting the TACC [MS Word Document - 18.6 KB]

1 April 2018

Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2017 [MS Word Document - 27.0 KB]

Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2017 [MS Word Document - 38.0 KB]

VRFish Response to Snapper catch limits [PDF File - 113.1 KB]

VRFish Response to Abalone open days [PDF File - 130.8 KB]

SDFV Response to Abalone open days [PDF File - 23.8 KB]

Daryl Stewart's response to commercial snapper catch limit [PDF File - 56.2 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2017 and Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2017 have been continued for another 12 months.

Letter for Snapper catch limit [Image - 243.9 KB]

Letter for Abalone open days [Image - 301.9 KB]

24 October 2017

Draft Victorian Eel Fishery Management Plan 2017

Seafood Industry Victoria on behalf of commercial eel industry:

East Gippsland Wild Caught Fisheries Eels and Carp Group

Australian Platypus Conservancy

In August 2017, Hon. Jaala Pulford, Minister for Agriculture, declared the Victorian Eel Fishery Management Plan 2017. More information and a copy of the plan can be found at:

Victorian Eel Fishery Management Plan 2017

28 August 2017

Rock Lobster Tagging Fisheries Notice

VRFish [MS Word Document - 103.0 KB]

SCUBA Diver's Federation of Victoria [MS Word Document - 882.9 KB]

Victorian Rock Lobster Association [MS Word Document - 66.3 KB]

Ross Winstanley, Recreational Fisher [MS Word Document - 14.2 KB]

Jordan Hill, Member of Southern Freedivers [MS Word Document - 13.6 KB]

The tagging of recreationally caught rock lobsters commenced on 1 July 2017. For more information on the program please visit  www.vic.gov.au/lobstertag

A copy of the Rock Lobster Tagging Fisheries Notice can be obtained at the Fisheries Legislation and Regulation  page.

1 July 2017

2017/2018 Ocean Scallop TACC

Submissions on the 2017/2018 Ocean Scallop Total Allowable Commercial Catch [MS Word Document - 19.7 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2017/2018 Total Allowable Commercial Catches have been set for the ocean scallop fishery:

Rationale for setting the TACC [MS Word Document - 177.8 KB]

Further Scallop Quota Order [MS Word Document - 23.9 KB]

1 April 2017

2018/19 Ocean Scallop Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Scallop Fishermans Association [PDF File - 980.4 KB]

A Ciconte, Recreational Fisher [PDF File - 194.6 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2018/2019 Total Allowable Commercial Catches have been set for the ocean scallop fishery:

Rationale for setting the TACC [MS Word Document - 985.0 KB]

SIV Response to Scallop TACC [PDF File - 204.6 KB]

Further Quota Order from the Scallop Ocean Fishery [PDF File - 182.9 KB]

1 April 2018

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