All posts tagged "Habitat"

  • 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...

  • 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’,...

  • Shellfish Restoration Set to Double!

    VRFish are thrilled to be able to let members and supporters know that the shellfish reef restoration project in Port Phillip Bay, led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC), is set to double in size by the end of 2020.  New...

  • Anglers Give Back to Fish Habitat

    For almost four years, recreational fishers have been improving riparian land across Victoria through the Angler Riparian Partnerships Program (ARPP). It’s been fantastic to see so many of our members and fishers get involved in the program and give...

  • Restore the Bay Information Sessions

    The Nature Conservancy (TNC) are hosting two upcoming Restore The Bay Information Sessions.  These sessions will provide a more detailed update on planned living shellfish reef restoration construction activities in October/November 2020, with plenty of time for Q&A. TNC are...

  • Be a Seagrass Champion in Western Port

    VRFish are proud to have partnered with Deakin University and Melbourne Water on a new project to develop the tools and knowledge to assist seagrass restoration and recovery in Western Port. Seagrasses are important marine plants that provide a...

  • Planting Trees to Help Fish in the Curdies River

    Keen fishers are needed to help plant 3,000 native trees, shrubs and grasses along the Curdies River near Curdievale on Sunday 22 September. Corangamite Catchment Management Authority have partnered with VRFish, Heytesbury District Landcare and local angling clubs to...

  • 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...

  • Lake Benella Crawling with Spider Structures

    Recently, 40 of these ‘Spider’ fish habitat structures were installed in Lake Benalla by the Tatong Anglers Group. It may be the first time they have been used in Australia, or at the very least Victoria. These artificial structures...

  • Victorian Fishers Motor into Golden Era

    Most fishers are probably more concerned with going fishing than politics but you can’t escape the reality the two collide. When state and federal elections come around they are an opportune time for the recreational fishing sector, through peak bodies...

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