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Sundance Marine at Melbourne Boat Show 2018

Sundance Marine will present a line up of leading international powerboats at the 2018 Melbourne International Boat Show. An impressive range of boats from the internationally renowned Beneteau powerboat range…

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Time to catch Murray Crays

Victorians can try their hand at catching some tasty Murray spiny freshwater crayfish for the table. The three-month fishing season north of the Great Dividing Range commences Friday 01 June.…

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Marine Careers Day 2018

The recreational boating and marine industry is a diverse industry, that provides many career opportunities and welcomes individuals with a wide range of skills and experience. The potential to develop…

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Have your say on Pipi Fishery Management

Public consultation is now underway on the draft Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the draft plan aims to keep the fishery viable, profitable…

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BIAV backs Minister in bluefin tuna showdown

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) recently became aware of the Commonwealth government’s intentions regarding forced changes to management arrangements for recreational fishing of Southern Bluefin Tuna. “Minister for…

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Up for a challenge as a Fisheries Officer?

The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) commenced a recruitment drive today to fill vacant Fisheries Officer positions across the state. VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis Dowling said the roles would suit…

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Minimum size for mako sharks, have your say

The Victorian Fisheries Authority is proposing to introduce a minimum size of 120cm for all mako shark species following consideration of a proposal from recreational fishing group VRFish. VFA Chief…

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Six million reasons to cast a line

The Andrews Labor Government in Victoria has today (20 April) celebrated a new fish stocking record and delivered another key element of its Target One Million plan, with the release of more…

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Mornington Pier wave screens to return

Works have commenced to reinstate the wave protection system on the ocean side of Mornington Pier to better protect the pier from significant storm events. The initial works include the…

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RACV concerned about wake boat ban on Murray

There is still major concern within boating and tourism organisations regarding proposed boating restrictions soon to be enforced along the Murray River with claims the bans will affect tourism and…

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Celebrating 21 years on the web

CH Smith Marine Pty Ltd, established in 1884 and owned by one family for four generations, has continuously served the Melbourne (and Australian) marine community with quality boat parts and sailing Gear, fishing…

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New Women in Recreational Fishing Network

An innovative new ‘Women in Recreational Fishing Network’ has been launched on International Women’s Day to encourage more females into fishing and promote the popular pastime as a healthy and…

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Portarlington Pier to temporarily close

Portarlington Pier will temporarily close to allow construction of a new Groyne as part of theVictorian Government’s $15 million harbour investment designed to support the Bellarine Peninsula’s growing aquaculture industry…

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Pyramid Rock divers illegal Abalone haul

A 13FISH call has helped Victorian Fisheries Authority officers catch out alleged illegal fishing for abalone near Cowes yesterday. The call, describing suspicious activity at Pyramid Rock, was received from…

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