Current consultation

Contact us with any enquiries about Victoria's Fisheries consultative arrangements.

Consultation Plan Purpose of Consultation Start/Finish Date

Victorian rock lobster Fishery 2021/22 total allowable commercial catch (TACC) (PDF - 452.3 KB)

To seek feedback on the draft further quota order (FQO) for the 2021/22 rock lobster Fishery.

Consultation on the draft FQO will be open from 17 March 2021 to 23 April 2021. A copy of the 2019/20 rock lobster Stock Assessment Report (PDF - 5.0 MB) and RLRAG recommendation on setting the 2021/22 TACC (PDF - 179.2 KB) is attached.

Any submissions received in relation to the consultation being conducted by the VFA will be published on the VFA’s website. In making a submission, unless the person making the submission indicates to the contrary, they will be consenting to their submission, including their name only, being published on the VFA’s website for 90 days from the conclusion of the consultative process.

Please provide any comments regarding the draft FQO in writing to Toby Jeavons, Rock Lobster Fishery Manager, at 2A Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff, 3225 or via email toby.jeavons@vfa.vic.gov.au

17 March 2021 to 23 April 2021

Victorian Giant Crab Fishery 2021/22 total allowable commercial catch (TACC) (PDF - 438.5 KB)

To seek feedback on the draft further quota order (FQO) (PDF - 67.3 KB) for the 2021/22 Giant Crab Fishery.

Consultation on the draft FQO will be open from 17 March 2021 to 23 April 2021. Copies of the 2019/20 Giant Crab Stock Assessment Report (PDF - 1.4 MB) and RLRAG recommendation on setting the 2021/22 TACC (PDF - 195.0 KB) can be accessed by clicking the links provided.

Any submissions received in relation to the consultation being conducted by the VFA will be published on the VFA’s website. In making a submission, unless the person making the submission indicates to the contrary, they will be consenting to their submission, including their name only, being published on the VFA’s website for 90 days from the conclusion of the consultative process.

Please provide any comments regarding the draft FQO in writing to Toby Jeavons, Giant Crab Fishery Manager, at 2A Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff, 3225 or via email toby.jeavons@vfa.vic.gov.au

17 March 2021 to 23 April 2021

Victorian abalone fishery 2021/22 total allowable commercial catch (TACC)

To seek feedback on the draft further abalone quota orders (FAQO) and associated fisheries notices (FN) for 2021/22.

Advisory forums will be held in December 2020 and March 2021.

Statutory consultation documents will be published on the VFA website following the TACC advisory forums with an expected completion date of 5 February 2021 for the Eastern Zone and 30 April 2021 for the Central and Western Zones.

Consultation on the draft FAQOs and FNs will be for a period of 10 working days following publication.

Eastern Zone Consultation

Eastern Zone workshop summary (PDF - 374.1 KB)

Draft Eastern Zone FAQO (PDF - 62.9 KB)

Draft Eastern Zone Fisheries Notice (PDF - 314.8 KB)

Closing date for submissions: Friday 12 March 2021

Please provide any comments regarding the draft FAQO and Fisheries Notice in writing to Travis Baulch, Abalone Fishery Manager, at 2A Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff, 3225 or via email travis.baulch@vfa.vic.gov.au

02 December 2020 to 30 April 2021