Tailor 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 tailor in Victoria.

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

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

Fishing methods

Eastern Australian stock

Commercial


Haul nets

Yes

Gill nets

Yes

Beach seine

Yes

Purse seine

Yes

Recreational and Indigenous


Rod and reel

Yes

Fishing rules

 

Commercial


Main licence classes accessing the stock

Gippsland Lakes
Purse Seine (Ocean)

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

Yes

Minimum size

25 cm

Gear restrictions

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

Total Allowable Catch

No

Spatial closures
(e.g. prohibited areas)

Marine National Parks
Marine Sanctuaries

Recreational fishing reef zones

Temporal closures
(e.g. seasons)

None

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

23 cm

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