Victorian Fisheries – More Protection for Rays

Victorian Fisheries have listened to the community about their love of sting rays, skates and banjos.

After overwhelming support from recreational fishers and environmental groups to look after these beautiful animals, from November 7 the following recreational fishing rules will come into effect:

– Prohibit the take or possession of sting rays, skates or guitarfish greater than 1.5 metres in width;

– Reduce the combined daily bag limit for rays, skates and guitarfish from 5 to 1, which must be less than 1.5 metres in width;

– Prohibit the take of these species within 400m of any pier, jetty, wharf or breakwater; and

– Require these species to be landed whole so they can be measured by Fisheries Officers.

To support the introduction of these new regulations, our Fisheries Officers will be out and about to help everyone do the right thing.

We’ll have more signage up near piers around Port Phillip, Western Port and along Victoria’s coast to #raysawareness amongst the fishing community, promote the new rules and illustrate good handling practices.

Previous Frog Mouthed Pillies - A Great Bait
Next Fly Fishing: Making The Move From Lure To Fly

You might also like

Fishing News

New Recreational Fishing Platform in South West Rocks

Check out the progress on the new recreational fishing platform in South West Rocks

Fishing News

Kaydo hits the Airwaves – Kaydo Fishing Radio Show

Reserve the date. Friday 7 October the launch of the Kaydo Fishing Radio Show.

Fishing News

Penn-tastic winners catch a barrel

Penn-tastic fishing competition Jason Kerr and Andrew Passafaro as well as winning the trip of a lifetime have caught the fish of a lifetime. The barrel of a bluefin tuna

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply

Prove you are human * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.