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 (Victorian Pipi) Notice 2017 [PDF File - 95.1 KB] Submissions were received from nineteen individuals/groups (some sent multiple submissions) during the consultation period.
The submissions received from organisations are attached below. Please note that the remaining submissions have not been made publicly available, as the respondents did not provide express permission.
SIV [MS Word Document - 20.4 KB]
VRFish [PDF File - 113.1 KB]
Victorian National Parks Association [PDF File - 319.2 KB]
Parks Victoria [PDF File - 182.4 KB]
Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Victorian Pipi) Notice 2017 has been implemented for a period of 12 months.
Fisheries (Victorian Pipi) Notice 2017 - Responses to submissions [PDF File - 157.6 KB]
26 September 2017
Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2017 [MS Word Document - 29.8 KB] Submissions from almost 1200 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 almost all sent by email, often in response to calls posted on third party social media sites.
Boating Industry Association Victoria [PDF File - 433.3 KB]
Fishcare Victoria [PDF File - 333.4 KB]
FutureFish [PDF File - 267.4 KB]
Marine Care Point Cooke [PDF File - 210.4 KB]
Project Banjo Action Group Submission [PDF File - 97.4 KB]
Project Banjo Action Group Response [PDF File - 38.0 KB]
Seafood Industry Victoria [PDF File - 760.1 KB]
VRFish [PDF File - 242.5 KB]
Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the Fisheries (Ray Protection) Notice 2017 has been implemented for a period of 12 months.
Fisheries (Stingray Protection) Notice 2017 - response to submissions [MS Word Document - 709.0 KB]
31 October 2017

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:

1 April 2017
2017/18 Abalone TACC

Submissions on the 2017/18 Abalone Total Allowable Commercial catch [MS Word Document - 25.5 KB]

Following consultation in accordance with Section 3A of the Fisheries Act 1995, the 2017/18 Total Allowable Commercial Catches have been set for the abalone fishery.

1 April 2017

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