All posts tagged "RFL licence fees at work"

  • Spying on River Blackfish

    Researchers from Deakin University have turned to spy-like aquatic surveillance to uncover the secret life of river blackfish (Gadopsos marmoratus) and give them a helping hand. Once abundant, river blackfish populations have declined across south-east Australia due to a...

  • New Projects Powered by Our Fishing Fees

    More than $1-million of your fishing licence fees are set to be reinvested to improve recreational fishing through this year’s large grants scheme. The 2019-20 recipients have just been announced by Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, with...

  • Call for Offshore Citizen Scientists to collect Striped Trumpeter frames and data

    We are embarking on a new pilot study to increase the knowledge of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) in Victorian waters thanks to a successful Recreational License Fees (RFL) funded project. The project aims to uncover information regarding the striped trumpeter...

  • Monitoring River Blackfish in the Gellibrand River

    In 2018, researchers from Deakin University received funding from your Recreational Fishing Licence fees to establish a southern river blackfish spawning recruitment monitoring network in the Gellibrand River catchment. This project will provide new information on the native fish...

  • 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...

  • Habitat Success in King River

    The King River in the King Valley is fast becoming a hidden gem for Victorian recreational fishers after the success of a fish habitat enhancement project which has seen the return of many exciting fish species to the area....

  • New RFL fish habitat projects launched

    VRFish, the peak body representing 838,000 recreational fishers in Victoria, attended a ministerial launch of funding for new habitat projects as part of the 2017/2018 recreational fishing licenses (RFL) large grants program. To continue to improve recreational fishing in...

  • What is Fishcare?

    Written by Sarah Van Stokrom, State Coordinator Fishcare Victoria Fishcare is a volunteer based organisation aimed at educating the next generation of recreational anglers in safe and sustainable fishing practices that will ensure the future of our waterways and...

  • Citizen Science Continues to Capture Insights into Victoria’s mulloway

    Written by Lauren Veale, Nature Glenelg Trust Since my previous article in the summer 2015 edition of Fishing Lines, our Citizen Science Project has continued to provide new insights into Victorian mulloway populations. Funded by Recreational Fishing License Fees,...

  • Monitoring Marine Fisheries – What’s the Catch?

    By Dr. SIMON CONRON Leading Scientist, Fisheries Victoria This article appeared in our Winter 2017 edition of the VRFish Fishing Lines Magazine Melbourne’s population is growing fast. The number of new residents annually moving into the big smoke would...

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