Protected Fish

Vic Fishing Rec Guide

Protected fish: You must not use as bait, any fish protected under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988, unless an authorisation has been made under that Act.

Marine and estuarine protected species

Blue groper

Male blue groper 

Black cod
Scientific name: Epinephelus daemelii.
Protected species: taking or possessing is prohibited.

Black cod 

Seahorses, seadragons, and pipefish


Sharks, skates and rays protected species

Great white shark and greynurse shark

Great white shark

Greynurse shark

Freshwater protected species

Australian grayling

Australian grayling 

Brown and dwarf galaxias

Dwarf galaxias 

Tasmanian whitebait

tasmanian whitebait 

Trout cod

Trout cod 

Crustaceans (freshwater) protected species

Glenelg spiny crayfish

Glenelg spiny crayfish