|news release: fish-e-fax newsletter issue 315 by dpi fisheries division
Dated: 21 June, 2012
Fish-e-Fax Newsletter Issue 315
A fortnightly round-up of recreational fishery management issues
21 MAY 2012
Volunteers sought for fishing grants working group
If you are a keen angler and want to play a role in building great recreational fishing opportunities in Victoria, we want to hear from you.
Nominations are open to join the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group, which provides grass roots advice to the Government on how best to spend recreational fishing licence funds in Victoria.
The working group is made up of eight recreational fishers appointed for a three year term, who bring together a range of fishing knowledge and experience from across the state.
The group includes one person nominated by VRFish and one person representing the recreational fishing businesses that support the multi-million dollar industry.
Licence fees are spent on delivering better fishing opportunities for recreational fishers through fish stocking, improving fish habitat, providing better access to popular fishing locations and undertaking research on popular fish species.
The Victorian Government is committed to putting fishing licence fees to work to deliver the best outcomes for recreational fishers across the state.
The opportunity to join this group is open to all Victorian recreational fishers who have a passion for fishing and are interested in helping Fisheries Victoria continue its important work of improving fishing opportunities.
The group will have a broad collective knowledge and experience of Victorian recreational fishing to help them assess applications for funding from angling clubs, community groups, councils and other government agencies.
Nominations close on Tuesday 31 July 2012. For more information or to nominate, contact Robin Billen from Horton International on 9650 2555 or email email@example.com
King Parrot Creek man fined for false licence
A man fishing at King Parrot Creek in north-east Victoria has been fined $1150 after falsifying his Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) and providing false information to Fisheries Officers.
The man was inspected by Fisheries Officers as he cast and retrieved a lure out of King Parrot Creek during the salmonid closed season.
When asked to produce his RFL the accused was only able to produce a yearly licence that had expired on 17 April 2010. He claimed that he had another licence located in his jetski in Echuca.
The man was asked to produce his 3 year RFL to Fisheries Officers within 7 days.
In the following days, the man purchased a one year licence and then back-dated the valid date to falsely read that the licence had been purchased in 2010.
The altered licence was presented to Fisheries Officers with a small section at the top of the licence torn off, resulting in an incomplete serial number.
When interviewed, the accused admitted to his actions of falsifying the licence and providing false information to the Fisheries Officers.
The man was fined and had his fishing equipment seized and destroyed.
|Welcome our women!|
First time fishers, long time advocates
Fisheries Victoria recently welcomed 42 women from the Arabic community to the Department of Primary Industries in Queenscliff.
The women participated in a ‘Sustainable Fishing Day’ which provided a ‘hands on’ approach to understanding the aquatic environment and fishing regulations.
The attendees proved to be keen to learn about fishing in order to help their community understand the importance of fishing regulations.
The group enjoyed a guided tour of the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre and a presentation about sustainable fishing including bag, size and equipment restrictions, water safety and how to get involved.
The women were also taken to the Point Lonsdale Pier and taught how to fish. This was the first time that any of the members of the group had held a fishing rod.
These women are very keen to continue to build relationships with Fisheries Victoria and recognise the increasing engagement in recreational fishing within their community.
|For more information about the new regulations visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing
or ring the DPI Customer Service Centre on 136 186.