All posts tagged "Commercial Fishing"

  • Commercial bycatch limits in Port Phillip Bay have been finalised

    Commercial fishing nets will be removed from Port Phillip Bay by 1 April 2022, delivering an election commitment by the Andrews Labor Government. Eight snapper longline fishing licences will remain and the long-line fishers will be allowed to catch...

  • Port Phillip Bay/Western Port Fishery Catch Limits (Commercial)

    Consultation closes on Friday 4 March at 5pm.

  • Minister Holds the Line on Longline Bycatch

    VRFish commends Minister Horne on the decision to continue limiting commercial fishing bycatch in Port Phillip Bay. Commercial fishing nets will be removed from Port Phillip Bay by 1 April 2022, delivering an election commitment by the Andrews Labor...

  • VRFish Oppose Proposed Commercial Increase in Port Phillip Bay

    We regularly hear from recfishers just how great the fishing is in the Bay now that the netters have been removed. Can you imagine what our fishing will be like if the remaining commercials have no limit on their bycatch?  VRFish...

  • Have Your Say on Shark Fishery Notice

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority have invited VRFish to comment on a draft Fishery (Gummy and School Shark) Notice. The draft notice allows endorses commercial license holders to obtain a possession limit of 5 sharks per trip, of which no...

  • Bay and Estuary Fishery Reforms Essential

    VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s 838,000 recreational fishers, is reiterating its full support for the Andrew’s Governments Target One Million plan to phase out commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay and Gippsland Lakes. VRFish Chairman, Mr Rob Loats,...

  • Scallop Case Shucked Out

    VRFish, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, welcomes the Supreme Court decision in favour of the Minister of Agriculture to set a total allowable commercial catch (TACC) of 60 tonnes for the Scallop Dive Fishery in Port Phillip...

  • Have your say: Victoria’s pipi fishery

    Do you collect or use pipis for bait or like to consume these tasty little molluscs? The Victorian Fisheries Authority has released a draft of Victoria’s first management plan for pipis and we are keen to hear your thoughts. The...

  • Corio Bay Net Free

    Tomorrow marks a significant milestone in Victorian recreational fishing with commercial net fishing in Geelong’s Corio Bay officially coming to an end. In 2016, 33 of 43 licence holders left Port Phillip Bay’s commercial net fishery, accepting compensation packages funded...

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