Anderson Inlet Fisheries Reserve Management Plan
The Minister for Agriculture, Bob Cameron declared the Anderson Inlet Fisheries Reserve (AIFR) Management Plan on 13 April 2006.
The AIFR was established to provide for enhanced recreational fishing opportunities and to improve the management and monitoring of these opportunities. The Fisheries Act 1995 requires a management plan to be prepared as soon as possible after the declaration of a fisheries reserve.
The AIFR Management Plan describes:
- The geography of Anderson Inlet, information on recreational fishing activities and other uses/values of the inlet that may affect recreational fishing opportunities;
- Current management arrangements for fishing activities and for other relevant values/uses of the inlet and surrounds;
- Goals, objectives, performance indicators and actions for management of fishing activities in the AIFR; and
- Process for participating in management of other relevant non-fishing activities in and around the inlet.
Fisheries Victoria prepared the AIFR Management Plan with the assistance of a stakeholder steering committee. The steering committee included an independent chair and representatives from VRFish, Fisheries Co-management Council, Bass Coast Shire Council, South Gippsland Shire Council, Parks Victoria, West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and Indigenous interests.
A copy of the AIFR Management Plan can be obtained by contacting the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
Anderson Inlet Fisheries Reserve Management Plan (2006), General Gazette Number G15 Dated 13 April 2006.