King George whiting fishing methods and rules

This table provides a general overview of the major fishing methods, rules and management arrangements that apply to the take of King George whiting in Victoria.

For further detail, please refer to the Fisheries Regulations 2009.

More information on recreational fishing methods and rules for King George whiting can also be found at: Recreational fishing in Victoria.

Fishing methods

Victorian stock

Commercial


Haul seine

Yes

Mesh nets

Yes

Hand lines

Yes

Long lines

No

Purse seine

No

Recreational and Indigenous


Rod and reel

Yes

Spear fishing

Yes

Fishing rules

 

Commercial


Main licence classes accessing the stock

Corner Inlet
Gippsland Lakes
Ocean Fishery
Western Port/Port Phillip Bay (minor amount of catch taken from Western Port)

Limited entry 
(i.e. maximum number of licences)

Yes

Minimum size

27 cm

Gear restrictions

Limits on type, size and number of nets and/or numbers of lines and hooks, depending on licence class

Total Allowable Catch

No

Spatial closures
(e.g. prohibited areas)

Marine National Parks
Marine Sanctuaries
Recreational fishing reef zones

Use of commercial gear prohibited in certain areas of the Gippsland Lakes

Temporal closures
(e.g. seasons)

Commercial fishing prohibited in the Corner Inlet between midnight on Friday and 5:00 PM on the following Sunday

Vessel Monitoring System

Not required

Product movement requirements
(e.g. sales receipts)

Not required

Catch and effort reporting

Monthly; catch logged daily

Fishing notifications

Not required

Recreational and Indigenous


Bag and possession limits
(in, on or next to Victorian waters)

20 per day

Minimum size

27 cm
Retained whole or as carcass

Gear restrictions

Four lines per person and no more than two hooks per line
Set lines, mesh nets and cast nets prohibited

Spatial closures
(e.g. prohibited areas)

Marine National Parks

Marine Sanctuaries

Temporal closures
(e.g. seasons)

No

Management framework

 

Management plan

None

Current research

Finding the source of Victoria's King George whiting