Southern garfish 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 southern garfish in Victoria.

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

More information on recreational fishing methods and rules for southern garfish can also be found at: Recreational fishing in Victoria.

Fishing methods

Victorian stock

Commercial


Haul seine

Yes

Gill net

Yes

Hand line

Yes

Recreational and Indigenous


Dip nets

Yes

Rod and line

Yes

Hand line

Yes

Fishing rules

 

Commercial


Main licence classes accessing the stock

Corner Inlet

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

No minimum

Gear restrictions

Licence-specific gear restrictions e.g. net length and mesh size, line and hook numbers

Total Allowable Catch[3]

No

Catch limit

No

Spatial closures
(e.g. prohibited areas)

Marine National Parks
Marine Sanctuaries
Recreational fishing reef zones

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 reporting1

Monthly; catch logged daily

Fishing notifications

Not required

Recreational and Indigenous


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

40 per day

Minimum size

No minimum

Gear restrictions

Four lines per person and no more than two hooks per line

Dip nets (1) and bait (hauling) nets in specific waters
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