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King Prawns Stocked Into Lake Tyers

The Andrews Labor Government is giving recreational fishers a chance to catch large, ready-to-eat Eastern King prawns at Lake Tyers in East Gippsland, just in time for the long weekend holiday. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said 15,000 wild-caught prawns have been harvested off Lakes Entrance and released directly into the lake over […]

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Golden Tag Casts Off To Reel In Tourism

Fishers from across Victoria will have the chance to reel in a golden fish from this weekend, as the Andrews Labor Government casts off the Golden Tag fishing competition to lure tourists back to bushfire affected areas. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced that from Sunday 1 March, fishers from across Victoria can […]

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Final Plans For Rhyll Boat Ramp Upgrade Released

The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept for the Rhyll boat ramp upgrade which will improve access for boaters and encourage more people to get out on the water. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today unveiled the design that will include a new three lane, all-tide access boat ramp. Better […]

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Golden Tags To Lure Fishers Back To Fire Affected Areas

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging recreational fishers back to bushfire-affected areas by giving them the chance at landing a tagged fish worth up to $10,000. Recreational fishing in Gippsland and the north east is worth more than $600 million annually, supports over 3,800 jobs and is a major contributor to regional communities that depend […]

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Location Announced For New Native Fish Hatchery

The Andrews Labor Government has announced that an ideal site has been purchased to build a new native fish hatchery near Shepparton. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said the new fish hatchery is a flagship commitment of its $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, and will […]

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Boaters To Have Say On Boat Ramp Management

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging boaters and facility managers to visit Better Boating Victoria’s new website to have their say on how recreational boating infrastructure is managed in our bays. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said the new website gives the boating community access to the Port Phillip and Western Port Boating […]

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New App To Better Prepare Boaters This Summer

Boaters and fishers across Victoria will be better prepared for a safer summer with the launch of a new app and safety campaign thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined Member for Carrum Sonya Kilkenny at Patterson River to launch the app and announce the campaign, which encourages […]

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Trout Conference Comes To Mansfield

Freshwater fishers will be able to learn more about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at the free one-day Talk Wild Trout conference in Mansfield in November thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said the popular annual conference is returning to Mansfield this year for its fifth birthday, bringing together […]

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Bill Passed For Gippsland Lakes Netting Closure

Commercial netting in Gippsland Lakes is set to end, with the Andrews Labor Government passing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Act 2019 will phase out the 10 remaining Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access Licences over two years. The first opportunity for industry to […]

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Every Public Boat Ramp In Victoria Is Now Free

The Andrews Labor Government has made it easier and cheaper for boaters and fishers to get out on the water with every public boat ramp in Victoria now free for parking and launching. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford visited Mordialloc Boat Ramp today to announce fees would be scrapped at the last public […]

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