Restricted Areas - Aquaculture Reserves
Marine aquaculture is undertaken in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port within individual farming sites (Crown leases), ranging from 3 ha to 27 ha located within nine Aquaculture Fisheries Reserves (AFRs).
Aquaculture Fisheries Reserves are clearly identified with yellow special marks (piles or buoys) with 'AQUACULTURE' inscribed in black lettering on the X top mark and yellow synchronised lights placed at the external boundaries (see below).
Crown leases within AFRs are not accessible to the general public and lease holders install orange floats to mark the boundaries (see diagram below).
It is an offence to tie up or otherwise interfere with any commercial aquaculture equipment that is within a crown lease within an AFR.
Aquaculture Fisheries Reserves (piles or buoys)
Crown leases within AFRs
Aquaculture Fisheries Reserves in Port Phillip Bay and Western Port.