Snobs Creek Fish Production Advisory Board

The VFA's Snobs Creek Hatchery has produced and grown fish for recreational fisheries and conservation stockings for more than 70 years. The hatchery produces trout, salmon and native fish and is responsible for their release into Victorian waterways.

As recreational fishing licence fees are a strong partner in the operations of Snobs Creek Hatchery, the Snobs Creek Fish Production Advisory Board was established to ensure transparency, accountability, efficiency, best practice and best value in our fish production and stocking activities that align with the expectations of recreational fishers.

The Advisory Board's role includes responsibility for:

  • Overseeing the implementation and periodic review of a strategic plan for the hatchery.
  • Monitoring strategic plan outputs, outcomes, performance and efficiency against agreed milestones and performance indicators at each board meeting.
  • Advising on the preparation of proposals and bids for capital investment.
  • Providing strategic advice on fish production and stocking.
  • Monitoring of hatchery risk management.
  • Endorse and facilitate communication with stakeholders.
  • Providing an annual report to the VFA CEO, to be structured in line with the strategic plan and report against key performance indicators and milestones.

The Advisory Board meets on a regular basis and membership consists of six members: David Kramer (Chair), Rob Loats, Barbara Power, Stephen Vidler, Brian Mottram and Anthony Forster. Guests are invited to meetings to provide expert advice on a needs basis.

Draft Fish Production and Stocking Plan

The Advisory Board has prepared a draft fish production and stocking plan which provides a high level strategic vision, key goals and priorities for fish production and stocking at Snobs Creek Hatchery for the next decade. The Draft Plan aims to secure the supply of stocked fish and guide investment in fish production and stocking. The Advisory Board encourages you to provide comment on the proposed vision, goals and priorities for fish production and stocking over the next decade.

To download a copy, click here [PDF File - 2.3 MB].

Provide your comments, share your ideas and tell us how you’d like to be involved by emailing improving.fishing@vfa.vic.gov.au

Public consultation on the Draft Plan will be open until 16 September 2018.