Victoria

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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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Charges and car seized for illegal nets

Two people are facing serious charges after a good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH early Sunday helped Fisheries Officers locate an illegal net containing more than 1,000 juvenile bream at…

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Penalty issued for Shipwreck Protected Zone

Heritage Victoria has issued a Penalty Infringement Notice to a commercial fishing charter operator for entering, anchoring, and fishing in the Protected Zone of the City of Launceston shipwreck in…

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Two arrested, vehicle and dive equipment seized

An observant member of the public’s phone call to 13FISH (133474) early this week has helped uncover an illegal abalone fishing operation in Melbourne’s inner west. Victorian Fisheries Authority Acting…

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2019 Festival of Sails “goes green”

The Festival of Sails, with the support of Barwon Water, has joined an international campaign to provide “clean regattas” in a bid to protect our local waters. The Festival of…

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Rate your ramp - Boaters views count

The recent Ramp Rage campaign in Victoria was aimed at getting the Victorian Government to spend the $27million it collects annually from boaters, on boating infrastructure. Prior to the recent…

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Savages Wharf undergoes a reorganisation

Savages Wharf, a multi functional marina with serviced yard and top class facilities, located in Williamstown, just 15 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD, is having a re-organisation. Well known marine identity…

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Sundance welcomes Highfield RIBS

In just six years, Highfield Boats has become the world’s number one aluminium hulled RIB manufacturer. Established in 2011, Highfield Boats has developed into worldwide boat builder with a complete…

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Anglers praised during Operation Abate

The Victorian recreational fishing community is being praised for doing the right thing and largely sticking by catch limits following the completion of Operation Abate, during which nearly 2,700 anglers…

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Going boating? Know the weather

Checking the weather before heading out on the water is standard for most Victorian boaters, but many don’t realise that one check is not enough. Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has…

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Rye Boat Ramp officially launched

On Friday 30 November 2018, Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Councillor David Gill and Nepean Ward Councillor Hugh Fraser joined key stakeholders and the community to officially celebrate the completion of…

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The Toy Shop launches 'Cruise Along Tours'

The team at Sydney based, Marine Riley (‘The Toy Shop’), have just released their latest ‘Cruise Along Tour’ dates and destinations for 2019. These ever-popular tours to amazing destinations allow…

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TP52s warming up to tango on Corio Bay

Not one but two new Australian-owned TP52s will make for a thrilling battle in the Rating Series at the 2019 Festival of Sails conducted annually on the Australia Day long…

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Ramp Rage campaign gets results

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) has been the driving force of a ‘Ramp Rage’ campaign to get Victorian Government and the State Opposition to commit to spending the…

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New appointments at Wyndham Harbour

Wyndham Harbour, Melbourne’s only marina lifestyle precinct situated on the western shores of Port Phillip and featuring a state of the art marina coupled with luxury apartments and a restaurant…

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Rock Lobster Season opens Friday

Keen recreational fishers are checking their dive gear and rigging their hoop nets ahead of season opening for rock lobster this Friday, 16 November. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis…

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Vale Ryan Andrew Hogan

The marine industry around Australia was shocked and saddened to learn of the untimely death of Ryan Hogan, who died aged 37 years, in a tragic accident on the Gold…

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2019 Festival of Sails tracking well

With less than 100 days to go until the Festival of Sails, entries for the 2019 three-day regatta – which runs from January 26 to 28 – are currently tracking above numbers…

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