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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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Boating Infrastructure Management Review Kicks Off

The Andrews Labor Government is set to begin a review of the management arrangements of recreational boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port bays to help make boating even better across Victoria. The review, to be undertaken by Deloitte, will hear from recreational boaters, current infrastructure managers, service providers and relevant agencies and will […]

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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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