All posts tagged "Gippsland Lakes"

  • Federal Investment in Shellfish Reefs

    The new $20-million Reef Builder project is an exciting partnership between the Federal Government and The Nature Conservancy Australia (TNC) set to restore our native marine ecosystems, including our living shellfish reefs.  The Reef Builder project will see shellfish reefs restored...

  • Gippsland Lakes Fishery Plan

    Public consultation closes 28 October 2020.

  • Plan to Rebound the Gippsland Lakes

    VRFish is thrilled with the release of the draft Gippsland Lakes Recovery Plan which outlines the suggested next steps to rebound the beloved fishery back to a premier fishing destination. Recreational fishers are leading the charge for management reforms...

  • Exciting new chapter for the Gippsland Lakes

    VRFish, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, is excited for a new chapter to begin at the iconic Gippsland Lakes. As of 1 April, all ten Gippsland Lakes commercial net licensees exited the fishery after accepting a compensation...

  • Recreational Fishers Cast Support for Gippsland Lakes Recovery Plan

    Recreational fishers have overwhelmingly thrown their support towards boosting fish stocks in the Gippsland Lakes after VRFish released the results of a survey conducted with 683 recreational fishers. Victorian fishers want to play an active stewardship role in their...

  • Have Your Say on Gippsland Lakes future management

    VRFish want to hear the views and opinions of as many Victorian anglers about the future of recreational fishing management arrangements in the Gippsland Lakes, and its rivers. VRFish welcomes the Andrews Labor Government policy to implement a fish recovery plan and...

  • Gippsland Lakes Fishery One Step Closer to Recovery

    VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s 838,000 recreational fishers, welcomes the introduction of important legislation to commence the buy-out of commercial nets in the Gippsland Lakes. VRFish Chairman, Mr. Rob Loats, said, “Our iconic Gippsland Lakes fishery is in...

  • Gippsland Lakes Buy-Back Date Set

    VRFish and Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishing Alliance met with the Victorian Fisheries Authority in Lakes Entrance to learn they are drafting legislation to progress the commercial netting buy-back in the Gippsland Lakes. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford...

  • Seastar Alert for Gippsland

    We have just had notification by Agriculture Victoria that unfortunately the invasive marine pest, the northern Pacific seastar has been detected in the Gippsland Lakes. We are asking all fishos that are out on the water on the Lakes...

  • 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,...

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