Federal Fish Habitat Funding Flows to Victoria

Nearly $3 million dollars of Federal Government funding will flow to Victoria for 9 exciting coastal and marine fish habitat restoration projects

We welcome the investment in our marine and coastal habitat which will deliver more snags and ‘fish hotels’, restore vital living shellfish reef, mangroves and seagrass habitats and healthier waterways.

Recreational fishers are passionate conservationists and are at the forefront of fish habitat restoration efforts. Healthy habitat is vital to making fishing better and providing anglers with more fishing opportunities.

VRFish is offering its support to the implementation of the Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program projects by Victoria’s coastal Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) as well as promoting ways recreational fishers can roll up their sleeves and give back to their fishery.

Our vision to make fishing better through better fish habitat and we are proud of the strong partnerships recreational fishers have with our catchment managers in Victoria.

The projects will benefit habitat that estuarine and coastal recreational species such as black bream, estuary perch, snapper, whiting and flathead rely upon.

Through restoring fish habitat, there will be an immense long-term benefit to recreational fishers through healthy, resilient and more productive fish stocks.

Recreational fishers seeking to become involved in these coastal and marine fish habitat projects are encouraged to make contact with OzFish Unlimited or the respective Catchment Management Authority.

Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program – Victorian Funded Projects

ProjectFundingService Provider
Barwon Estuary Fish Habitat
Restoration Project
$298,677Corangamite CMA
Corio Bay Fish Habitat Project$297,795Corangamite CMA
Port Phillip Community Shellfish
Reef Project
$299,000Port Phillip Western Port CMA
Reel Big Fish – Western Port$305,000Port Phillip Western Port CMA
Snowy River Estuary Fish Habitat Restoration Program$495,262East Gippsland CMA
Curdies Estuary Fish Habitat
Restoration Project
$298,886Corangamite CMA
Habitat for the rivers of Warrnambool$301,795Glenelg Hopkins CMA
Corner Inlet Posidonia Partnerships:
fishers protecting water quality and restoring seagrass
$400,001West Gippsland CMA
Enhancing estuaries in the Portland Basin$285,201Glenelg Hopkins CMA

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