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Survey of boaters and fishers gets underway

A new survey of recreational fishers and boaters gets underway this month to better understand the social and economic value of these pastimes in Victoria. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO…

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Adventures abound at Sydney Boat Show

The Sydney International Boat Show, 01 – 05 August at the International Convention Centre Sydney, presents an impressive line-up of speakers, each with their own tales of adventure and achievement,…

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Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria is now taking applications to exhibit from marine industry providers at the inaugural Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show.  The Lake Eildon Boating and…

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Vic State Budget delivers $47.2M boating bonanza

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is delighted with recreational boating investments contained in the recent 2019-20 Victorian State Budget. “The Andrews Labor Government has delivered an unprecedented level…

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A bigger, better, boatier time for all

It’s that time of year again – when boating and fishing enthusiasts make their way from the sea to the city for Victoria’s largest and premier boat show. Celebrating it’s…

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RACV Marine making waves in boating

RACV Marine will for the second year be the naming rights sponsor of the Melbourne Boat Show and rather than being a passive sponsor RACV Marine has been working closely…

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Victoria's worst boat ramp gets an upgrade

The Victorian Government is working with Warrnambool City Council to upgrade Warrnambool Harbour, giving recreational fishers and boaters in South West Victoria the facilities they deserve. Minister for Fishing and Boating…

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On-Line extreme weather preparedness course 

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) has launched the first on-line extreme weather preparedness course for marinas. The course is applicable for marinas anywhere in the world susceptible to weather events…

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Changes to shipping registration laws

On 1 April 2019, changes to shipping registration laws came into effect. These changes relate to registering a ship where the full vessel history is not known and who can…

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BIAV applauds positive action for PWC's

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) applauds the Victorian Jet Ski Club (VJSC) and its efforts to positively impact PWC use around Victorian Beaches. The Victorian Jet Ski Club…

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Going boating? Lock in a buddy plan

Boaters and paddlers have a far better chance of rescue in an emergency if they arrange a trigger time for someone on land to call emergency services on 000. Maritime…

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RYA sail training with champions

Gain the full range of sailing skills to cruise with confidence under the guidance of qualified and experienced sailing instructors with EastSail’s RYA (Royal Yachting Association) offshore sailing program. Established…

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NSW Game Fishing tournament cancelled

On the afternoon of Thursday, February 22, 2019, the New South Wales Game Fishing Association (NSWGFA) made the prudent decision to cancel the impending Interclub tournament at Port Stephens. Naturally,…

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Carry a beacon when you go boating

In February, Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) is sharing the message that boaters and paddlers need to carry a distress beacon, so they can raise the alarm if they unexpectedly enter…

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