Category: Minister for Fishing and Boating

No More Boat Ramp Fees At Frankston

Boat Ramp fees have been scrapped for boaters using Kananook Creek and Olivers Hill boat ramps in Frankston, giving Victorians even more reasons to celebrate the start of the boating and fishing season. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke and representatives from Frankston City Council to announce that […]

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Free Ballarat Fishing Festival Returns

The Andrews Labor Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival. The free and family-friendly event will have something for everyone and will run from 10am until 4pm on 7 September at Lake Wendouree, north of Windmill Drive. Festival goers can take a free tour […]

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Gippsland Lakes Commercial Netting Ban Another Step Closer

Commercial netting in the Gippsland Lakes is another step closer to being banned, with the Andrews Labor Government introducing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system. The Marine and Fisheries Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 will phase out the 10 remaining Gippsland Lakes Fishing Access Licences over two years. […]

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Tuna Champions Caring For Prized Catch

Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined members of the Portland Sports Fishing Club to announce a $5,000 grant to spread the ‘Care for your Tuna catch’ message to visiting […]

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Boat Ramp Fees Scrapped Across The Mornington Peninsula

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitment to get more people out on the water by scrapping parking and launching fees on the Mornington Peninsula. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford and Member for Nepean Chris Brayne visited the Rye boat ramp today to announce parking and launching fees at Mornington Peninsula […]

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More Waters For Boating And Fishing In Central Victoria

Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined fishers, paddlers and small boat owners near Kyneton to open on-water access for […]

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Victorians Hooked On Fishing With New Custom Plates

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new fishing-themed custom plate to give all recreational fishers the chance to show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. ‘Hooked on Victoria’ was chosen as the winner of the fishing custom plates slogan competition, suggested by Wayne Felmingham from Maffra. Minister for Roads and Minister […]

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Indigenous Jobs Boost At New Shepparton Hatchery

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Indigenous employment in Shepparton, with the new native fish hatchery to employ Indigenous people for up to half of the workforce. The new fish hatchery is a flagship commitment of the Labor Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, and will grow […]

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12 New Projects Funded By Your Fishing Licence Fees

Fishing in Victoria will become easier and more accessible with 12 new projects across the state to be funded with fishing licence fees. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined recreational fishers at the Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon today to announce the 12 new projects which include new fishing platforms and access tracks, […]

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32,000 Fish Stocked In Time For School Holidays

Families and children can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 32,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 waters across Victoria. The stocking bonanza has been made possible by recreational fishing licence fees, the Andrews Labor Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing […]

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