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

Fisheries (Roach and Tench Catch Limit) Notice 2022

4 submissions were received.

For more information, please email rebecca.chen@vfa.vic.gov.au

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice to remove the daily recreational catch and possession limit of 5 for roach and tench is now effective.

Fisheries (Roach and Tench Catch Limit) Notice 2022  (PDF - 154.2 KB)

Fisheries (Roach and Tench Catch Limit) Notice 2022 - Explanatory Statement (PDF - 286.1 KB)

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. G 36

8 September 2022
Fisheries (Murray Cod) Notice 20223 submissions were received.

For more information, please email taylor.hunt@vfa.vic.gov.au

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice to open waters within the Wimmera Catchment and Land Protection Region to Murray Cod fishing the whole year with the exclusion of the Wimmera River is now effective.

Fisheries (Murray Cod) Notice 2022

For more information, click here

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. G 34

22 August 2022

Fisheries (Lake Eildon Marker) Notice 2022

15 submissions were received.

For more information, please email taylor.hunt@vfa.vic.gov.au

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice to trial a fixed marker in the Goulburn arm of Lake Eildon to better define the boundary between the lake and the river during the Murray cod and trout (salmonids) closed seasons, and to reduce confusion and conflict amongst anglers who care for Murray cod. is now effective.

Fisheries (Lake Eildon Marker) Notice 2022

For more information, click here

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Special Gazette Number S419

16 August 2022

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2022 Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice establishing a maximum size for black bream in the Gippsland Lakes and tributaries is now effective.

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2022

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2021 - Explanatory Statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be view in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. G 30
28 July 2022
Fisheries (Management of Lake Hume) Notice 2022

Five submissions were received:

NFA Submission

Individual Submissions_Fishers (Management of Lake Hume) Notice 2022

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice establishing an exemption from holding a Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence when undertaking recreational fishing on Lake Hume having a paid the NSW fishing fee that is valid and is now effective.

Fisheries (Management of Lake Hume) Notice 2022

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be view in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. G 25
23 June 2022
2022/23 Sea Urchin Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) 

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Sea Urchin Fishery:

Further Quota order

Explanatory Statement for the Sea Urchin Fishery Further Quota Order
1 July 2022

22/23 Abalone Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Submissions on the Abalone Central Zone 2022/23 TACC (PDF - 634.1 KB)

No representations were received for the Abalone Eastern and Western Zones

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the:

Eastern Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Eastern Zone) (PDF - 65.4 KB)

Fisheries (Eastern Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 274.9 KB)

Rationale for setting the Eastern Abalone Zone TACC (PDF - 265.4 KB)

Western Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Western Zone) (PDF - 67.2 KB)

Fisheries (Western Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 124.1 KB)

Central Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Central Zone) (PDF - 64.6 KB)

Fisheries (Central Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 280.4 KB)

Rationale for setting the Western and Central Abalone Zone TACC (PDF - 271.3 KB)

1 April 2022 (Eastern Zone)

1July 2022 (Western and Central Zones)

Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan

23 written submissions and 15 individual survey responses were received. Attached below are the written submissions that could be made publicly available and a summary of the survey results.

Parks Victoria (PDF - 193.4 KB)

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority  (PDF - 263.2 KB)

Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation (PDF - 257.7 KB)

Wellington Shire Council (PDF - 573.6 KB)

The Nature Conservancy Australia (PDF - 506.3 KB)

Birdlife Australia (PDF - 315.3 KB)

Individual submissions (PDF - 201.1 KB)

Summary of recreational fisher survey results (PDF - 350.8 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan has now been declared by the Minister for Fishing and Boating.

Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan

The Gazetted Declaration of the Corner Inlet Fishery Management Plan can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette.

A summary of key matters raised in submissions and the VFA response can be found here.

Declared on 30 June 2022
Fisheries (Further Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2022No submissions received

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Further Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2022 (PDF - 427.3 KB) has been finalised.

The Fisheries Notice has been published in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. S 302 Dated 17 June 2022

Comes into operaton on 20 June 2022
2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Octopus Fishery (Eastern Zone)No submissions received.

No submissions received.Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the eastern zone of the Victorian Octopus Fishery.

Further Quota Order  (PDF - 435.6 KB)

Explanatory Statement (PDF - 909.9 KB)

The published Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Government Gazette

1 July 2022
2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery

Two submissions received.

Eastrock submission
(PDF - 255.8 KB)

Price submission
(PDF - 74.7 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery
Further Quota Order (PDF - 20.6 KB)
Explanatory Statement (PDF - 292.4 KB)
1 July 2022
2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Giant Crab FisheryNo submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Victorian Giant Crab Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 71.3 KB)

Explanatory statement (PDF - 246.1 KB)

1 July 2022
2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Banded Morwong FisheryNo submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Victorian Banded Morwong Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 106.3 KB)

Banded Morwong TACC Explanatory Statement (PDF - 361.3 KB)

1 April 2022

Initial Quota Order for Snapper Fishing in the Western Port/Port Phillip Bay (Commercial) Fishery; and

2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for Snapper Fishing in the Western Port/Port Phillip Bay (Commercial) Fishery and

Fisheries Notice (Western Port/Port Phillip Bay Fishery Catch Limit) 2022

Submissions on Quota Orders:

VR Fish submission
(PDF - 283.6 KB)

Vawdrey submission
(PDF - 218.3 KB)

Submissions on Fisheries Notice:

Waverley Angling submission
(PDF - 589.0 KB)

Vawdrey submission
(PDF - 221.1 KB)

Kent submission
(PDF - 219.9 KB)

SIV submission (PDF - 276.9 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the following instruments have been finalised.

  • Initial quota order to declare that Snapper fishing in the Western Port/Port Phillip Bay (Commercial) Fishery will be managed by the allocation of quota to Western Port/Port Phillip Bay Fishery Access Licences;
  • Further quota order to set the TACC for Snapper Fishing in the Western Port/Port Phillip Bay (Commercial) Fishery and
  • A Fisheries Notice to set catch limits on species other than snapper.

Initial Quota Order  (PDF - 138.1 KB)

Further Quota Order (PDF - 58.2 KB)

Fisheries Notice (PDF - 162.2 KB)

Explanatory statement (PDF - 170.0 KB)

1 April 2022

2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Scallop (Ocean) Fishery and Fisheries (Ocean Scallop) Notice 2022No submissions received

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Victorian Scallop (Ocean) Fishery and a Fisheries Notice has been put in place to close specified scallop waters.

Further Quota Order

Fisheries (Ocean Scallop) Notice 2022
(PDF - 87.1 KB)

1 April 2022
2022/23 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Pipi FisheryOne submission received (confidential)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2022/23 TACC has been set for the Victorian Pipi Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 19.6 KB)

Pipi TACC Explanatory Statement  (PDF - 402.3 KB)

1 April 2022
Fisheries (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2022

Four submissions received

Individual submissions (PDF - 116.4 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2022 (PDF - 119.1 KB) has been finalised.

The Fisheries Notice has been published in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. G8 Dated 24 February 2022

Comes into operation on 1 March 2022
Fisheries (Spider Crab) Notice 2022Four submissions received

SIV submission
VCAA Submission
Mornington Peninsula Shire submission (PDF - 214.4 KB)
Port Phillip EcoCentre submission

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Spider Crab) Notice 2022 (PDF - 83.1 KB) has been finalised.

The published Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Government Gazette.

Fisheries (Spider Crab) Notice 2022 Explanatory Statement
(PDF - 153.1 KB)

12 January 2022 (comes into operation on 1 February 2022)

Fisheries (Further Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2021

Eight submissions received

Individual submissions (PDF - 104.3 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Further Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2020 has been finalised.

The published Fisheries Notice can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette - No. S 318 Monday 21 June 2021 (PDF - 425.3 KB)

21 June 2021

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2021

Zero submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2021 (PDF - 169.7 KB) has been finalised.

The Fisheries Notice can be viewed at Special Gazette Number S328 Dated 24 June 2021

Attached Explanatory Statement  (PDF - 172.8 KB)

1 July 2021

2021/22 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Giant Crab Fishery

Four submissions received (one confidential).

Olver submission
(PDF - 89.8 KB)

Yim submission
(PDF - 67.5 KB)

Fitzgerald submission (PDF - 101.9 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the Victorian Giant Crab Fishery.

The Further Quota Order can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette Number G25 dated 24 June 2021

Giant Crab TACC Explanatory Statement (PDF - 362.7 KB)

1 July 2021

2021/22 Abalone Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Submission on the Abalone Central Zone 2021/22 TACC - Johnston (PDF - 172.4 KB)

Submission on the Abalone Central Zone 2021/22 TACC - Abalone Victoria [Central Zone] (PDF - 245.6 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the:

Eastern Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Eastern Zone) (PDF - 91.3 KB)

Fisheries (Eastern Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 295.0 KB)

Rationale for setting the Eastern Abalone Zone TACC (PDF - 290.1 KB)

Western Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Western Zone ) (PDF - 92.7 KB)

Fisheries (Western Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 142.6 KB)

Central Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Central Zone) (PDF - 92.2 KB)

Fisheries (Central Abalone Zone) Notice (PDF - 300.9 KB)

Rationale for setting the Western and Central Abalone Zone TACC (PDF - 309.1 KB)

1 April 2021 (Eastern Zone)

1July 2021 (Western and Central Zones)

2021/22 Sea Urchin Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Submissions on the 2021/22 Sea Urchin TACC (PDF - 132.2 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the Sea Urchin Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 97.5 KB)

Explanatory Statement (PDF - 178.7 KB)

1July 2021

2021/22 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Octopus Fishery (Eastern Zone)

Three submissions received:
SIV (PDF - 804.1 KB)
T Pollard (PDF - 433.6 KB)
A Djirkallis (PDF - 600.1 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the eastern octopus zone of the Victorian Octopus Fishery.

Further Quota Order
(PDF - 58.9 KB)

The Gazetted Further Quota Order can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette Number G20 dated 20 May 2021

1 July 2021

2021/22 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian rock lobster FisheryTwo submissions received.
M Harry (WORD - 22.8 KB)
Z Johnston (WORD - 12.3 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the Victorian rock lobster Fishery.

The Gazetted Further Quota Order can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette Number G20 dated 20 May 2021

Rock Lobster TACC Explanatory Statement (PDF - 305.3 KB)

1 July 2021

Fisheries (Eel and Pipi Electronic Tracking Notice) 2021

Four submissions received (one confidential)

Links to

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice implementing electronic tracking in eel and pipi fisheries has been finalised.

Fisheries (Eel and Pipi Electronic Tracking Notice) 2021
(PDF - 175.6 KB)

7 April 2021 (comes into effect 1 June 2021)

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2021

4,338 individual survey responses were received together with seven written submission. A summary of the survey results and written submissions from organisations are attached below.

Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishery Plan - Summary of survey results 2020 (PDF) (PDF - 743.6 KB)

VRFish Submission (PDF) (PDF - 390.2 KB)

West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority Submission (PDF) (PDF - 125.7 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries Notice establishing a maximum size for black bream in the Gippsland Lakes and tributaries is now effective.

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2021 (PDF) (PDF - 101.1 KB)

Fisheries (Gippsland Lakes Black Bream) Notice 2021 – Explanatory Statement (PDF - 172.7 KB)

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be view in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. G 10.

1 April 2021

Fisheries (Gummy and School Shark) Notice 2021

No submissions received

Fisheries (Gummy and School Shark) Notice 2021 (PDF - 158.6 KB)

Fisheries Notice Explanatory Statement (PDF - 221.0 KB)

27 March 2021

2021/22 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian scallop (Ocean) Fishery

Two submissions received.

AB Hunter Fishing (PDF - 50.2 KB)

Trinsand Fisheries (PDF - 155.1 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the Victorian Scallop (Ocean) Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 39.6 KB)

The Fisheries (Ocean Scallop) Notice 2021 (PDF - 104.4 KB) has been finalised

1 April 2021

2021/22 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Pipi Fishery

One submission received (confidential)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2021/22 TACC has been set for the Victorian Pipi Fishery.

Further Quota Order (PDF - 71.4 KB)

1 April 2021

Fisheries (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2021

Eight formal submissions were received. 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 (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2021 (PDF - 151.3 KB)  (PDF - 100.5 KB) has been finalised.

1 March 2021

Fisheries (Spider Crab) Notice 2021

The VFA response to issues raised in submissions. (PDF - 1.3 MB)

More than 1500 submissions from individuals and organisations were received. Seven submissions were received from organisations. These submissions are attached below. Please note that the majority of individual submissions have not been published as it cannot be assumed that these respondents have provided express permission.

  1. Bunurong Land Council Submission (PDF - 481.3 KB)
  2. VNPA Submission (PDF - 1.2 MB)
  3. SCA Submission (PDF - 67.0 KB)
  4. VRFish Submission (PDF - 414.3 KB)
  5. PPEC Submission (PDF - 91.6 KB)
  6. Rye Community Group Alliance Submission
    (PDF - 218.4 KB)
  7. Mornington Peninsula Shire Submission
    (PDF - 465.1 KB)
  8. PT Hirschfield Submission (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Spider Crab) Notice 2021 has been finalised

Explanatory Statement (PDF - 412.1 KB)

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette (PDF - 931.2 KB)

1 February 2021
Further Quota Order for the eastern octopus zone of the Victorian octopus fishery

Seafood Industry Victoria(PDF - 221.9 KB)

Four other submissions were received from eligible licence holders, however the VFA has not published these submissions which contained commercially sensitive data.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Further Quota Order for the eastern octopus zone of the Victorian octopus fishery(PDF - 33.1 KB) has been finalised.

The gazetted Fiurther Quota Order can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette 

10 July 2020

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2020

VR Fish(PDF - 353.7 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2020 (PDF - 151.3 KB) has been finalised.

The gazetted Fisheries Notice can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette.

Explanatory Statement(PDF - 153.3 KB)

1 July 2020
Fisheries (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2020 Individual submissions (PDF - 650.0 KB)

VR Fish(PDF - 335.9 KB)

Futurefish Foundation (PDF - 126.5 KB)

Australian Marine Conservation Society (PDF - 162.3 KB)

Seafood Industry Victoria (PDF - 154.9 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Corner Inlet Fishery) Notice 2020 (PDF - 82.6 KB) has been finalised.

19 June 2020
2020/21 Total Allowable Commercial Catch for the Victorian Sea Urchin Fishery No submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2020/21 TACC has been set for the Sea Urchin Fishery.

Further Quota Order

Explanatory Statement

1 July 2020
Banded Morwong Further Quota Order No submissions received.

Consultation with Seafood Industry Victoria and the two banded morwong permit holders was undertaken through by mail and over the telephone and in accordance with s3a of the Fisheries Act 1995.

The gazetted Further Quota Order can be viewed in the  Victorian Government Gazette G14 9 April 2020

1 April 2020
Fisheries (Gummy and School Shark) Notice 2020

Submissions were received from 17 individuals/groups. Submissions that could be made publicly available are attached below.

Individual submissions (PDF - 1.3 MB)

VRFish (PDF - 138.8 KB)

VNPA (PDF - 76.2 KB)

Fisheries (Gummy and School Shark Notice) 2020 (PDF - 186.7 KB)

Fisheries Notice explanatory statement. (PDF - 83.4 KB)

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette - General Gazette Number G12 Dated 26 March 2020

26 March 2020

2020/21 Victorian Giant Crab Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

No submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2020/21 TACC has been set for the Victorian Giant Crab Fishery.

Giant Crab Further Quota Order 2020/21 (WORD - 30.6 KB)

Giant Crab TACC explanatory statement (PDF - 226.4 KB)

1 July 2020

2020/21 Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

VRLA poll results (PDF - 586.8 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2020/21 TACC has been set for the Victorian Rock Lobster Fishery.

FQO for 2020/21 Rock Lobster TACC (WORD - 35.0 KB)

Rock Lobster TACC explanatory statement (PDF - 235.0 KB)

1 July 2020

2020/21 Victorian Scallop (Ocean) Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Vic Scallops 2020_21 submission – Stuart Richey (WORD - 25.7 KB)

Vic Scallops 2020_21 submission – Watts (WORD - 31.5 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2020/21 TACC has been set for the Scallop (Ocean) Fishery.

FQO for 2020/21 Ocean Scallop TACC (WORD - 33.3 KB)

1 April 2020

2020/21 Victorian Abalone Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Submissions on the 2020/21 Central Zone Abalone TACC (WORD - 46.1 KB)

Abalone Victoria [Central Zone] (AVCZ) Submission (PDF - 4.6 MB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2020/21 TACC has been set for the:

Eastern Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Eastern Abalone Zone) (WORD - 29.4 KB)

Fisheries (Eastern Abalone Zone) Notice 2020 (WORD - 53.6 KB)

Rationale for setting the Eastern Abalone Zone TACC (WORD - 24.5 KB)

Western Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Western Abalone Zone) (WORD - 34.4 KB)

Fisheries (Western Abalone Zone) Notice  2020 (WORD - 42.2 KB)

Central Zone abalone fishery

Further Abalone Quota Order (Central Abalone Zone) (WORD - 32.9 KB)

Fisheries (Central Abalone Zone) Notice  2020 (WORD - 56.5 KB)

Rationale for setting the Western and Central Abalone Zone TACC (WORD - 28.7 KB)

01 April 2020 (Eastern and Central Zones)

01 July 2020 (Western Zone)

Fisheries (Commercial Rock Lobster Western Zone and Recreational Bait Net) Notice 2020 (PDF - 98.0 KB) Seafood Industry Victoria submission (PDF - 148.9 KB) Fisheries (Commercial Rock Lobster Western Zone and Recreational Bait Net) Notice 2020 24 March 2020
Fisheries (Revocation) Notice 2020 No submissions received. The Gazetted Notice (which revokes 10 previous Fisheries Notices due to commencement of new Fisheries Regulations 2019) can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette No. S 45 published on 31 January 2020 available here. 31 January 2020
Amendment to the Initial Quota Order for the Giant Crab Fishery in the Western Zone A Olver submission

Explanatory statement

The Gazetted Notice amending the Initial Quota Order for the Giant Crab Fishery in the Western Zone can be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette No 439 published on 31 October 2019 available here.

28 October 2019

Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2019

Victorian National Parks Association submission
VRFish submission

R Smith submission

Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2019

Explanatory statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. S 385 Published on 23 September 2019

24 September 2019
Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2019

VRFish submission

G Leeworthy submission

Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2019

Explanatory statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. S 385 Published on 23 September 2019

24 September 2019

Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2019

Victorian National Parks Association submission
VRFish submission

Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2019

Explanatory statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. S 385 Published on 23 September 2019

24 September 2019

Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2019

Victorian National Parks Association submission
VRFish submission
Parks Victoria submission
Gunditj Mirring submission

Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2019

Explanatory statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. S 385 Published on 23 September 2019.

24 September 2019

Fisheries (Giant Crab) Notice 2019

No submissions received.

Fisheries (Giant Crab) Notice 2019

Explanatory Statement

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. G 31 Published on 1 August 2019

1 August 2019

Fisheries (yabby pot) Notice 2019

VR Fish Submission

NFA Submission

Fisheries (yabby pot) Notice 2019

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. G 26 Published on 27 June 2019

1 July 2019

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2019 (PDF - 140.3 KB)

Eastrock submission (PDF - 69.2 KB)

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2019 (PDF - 140.3 KB)

The Gazetted Fisheries Notice can also be viewed in the Victorian Government Gazette – No. G 26 Published on 27 June 2019

1 July 2019

2019/20 Rock Lobster Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

Eastern Zone Rock Lobster Industry Association (PDF - 213.4 KB)
Seafood Industry Victoria and Victoria Rock Lobster Association (PDF - 757.0 KB)
VRFish (PDF - 1.1 MB)
Eastern Zone Rock Lobster Fishers (PDF - 139.1 KB)

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2019/20 TACC has been set for the Victorian rock lobster fishery.

Rock Lobster further quota order (PDF - 59.8 KB)
Rationale for setting the rock lobster TACC (PDF - 111.7 KB)

1 July 2019

2019/20 Giant Crab Fishery Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

No submissions received.

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2019/20 TACC has been set for the Victorian giant crab fishery.

Giant Crab further quota order (PDF - 47.5 KB)
Rationale for setting the giant crab TACC (PDF - 82.0 KB)

1 July 2019

2019/20 Ocean Scallop Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC)

No submissions received.

Further Quota Order for 2019/20 Ocean Scallop TACC

1 April 2019

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 - 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 - 466.3 KB)

Victorian National Parks Association submission (PDF - 98.7 KB)

VRFish submission
(PDF - 994.4 KB)

Signed Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2018
(PDF - 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 - 98.7 KB)

VR Fish submission
(PDF - 986.5 KB)

Signed Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2018
(PDF - 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 - 98.7 KB)

VR Fish submission
(PDF - 999.4 KB)

Signed Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2018
(PDF - 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 - 98.7 KB)

VR Fish submission
(PDF - 988.8 KB)

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

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

Fisheries (Victorian Pipis) Notice 2018 map
(PDF - 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 - 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 - 197.4 KB)

Fisheries (Rock Lobster Tagging) Notice 2018 - Explanatory Statement (PDF - 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 - 53.0 KB)

21 June 2018

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

SIV submission (PDF - 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 (WORD - 21.2 KB)

Rationale for setting the TACC
(WORD - 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 (WORD - 47.5 KB)

Portland Sports Fishing Club (WORD - 243.5 KB)

Paul Carter (The Live Well) (WORD - 18.4 KB)

Bass Strait Game Fishing (WORD - 274.5 KB)

Metropolitan Anglers Association (PDF - 69.7 KB)

VRFish (PDF - 1.0 MB)

Seafood Industry Victoria (PDF - 111.3 KB)

Boating Industry Association of Victoria (PDF - 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 (WORD - 16.0 KB)

Victorian Rock Lobster Assosiation (WORD - 16.0 KB)

Maddens Lawyers (PDF - 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 - 40.7 KB)

Rationale for setting the rock lobster TACC 2018/19 (PDF - 73.0 KB)

Further quota order for the Western Zone of the Victorian giant crab fishery (PDF - 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
(WORD - 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) (WORD - 23.1 KB)

Further Abalone Quota Order (Western Abalone Zone) (WORD - 21.7 KB)

Fisheries (Central Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 (WORD - 44.8 KB)

Fisheries (Eastern Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 (WORD - 42.2 KB)

Fisheries (Western Abalone Zone) Notice 2018 (WORD - 34.6 KB)

Rationale for setting the TACC (WORD - 18.6 KB)

1 April 2018

Fisheries (Recreational Abalone Open Days) Notice 2017 (WORD - 27.0 KB)

Fisheries (Commercial Snapper Catch Limit) Notice 2017 (WORD - 38.0 KB)

VRFish Response to Snapper catch limits (PDF - 113.1 KB)

VRFish Response to Abalone open days (PDF - 130.8 KB)

SDFV Response to Abalone open days (PDF - 23.8 KB)

Daryl Stewart's response to commercial snapper catch limit (PDF - 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 (WORD - 103.0 KB)

SCUBA Diver's Federation of Victoria (WORD - 882.9 KB)

Victorian Rock Lobster Association (WORD - 66.3 KB)

Ross Winstanley, Recreational Fisher (WORD - 14.2 KB)

Jordan Hill, Member of Southern Freedivers (WORD - 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 (WORD - 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 (WORD - 177.8 KB)

Further Scallop Quota Order (WORD - 23.9 KB)

1 April 2017

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

Scallop Fishermans Association (PDF - 980.4 KB)

A Ciconte, Recreational Fisher (PDF - 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 (WORD - 985.0 KB)

SIV Response to Scallop TACC (PDF - 204.6 KB)

Further Quota Order from the Scallop Ocean Fishery (PDF - 182.9 KB)

 

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