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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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New and improved Fishing Guide, out now

The 2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide has been revamped and is now available from tackle stores across the state and via the Victorian Fisheries Authority website. Published annually, the free…

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Retail Store Manager required

Boating Central, a chandlery located in Williamstown and Geelong (Vic) is looking for a Marine Retail Store Manager to manage their Williamstown store. Boating Central provide products and services for…

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New fishing custom plates a real catch

The Victorian Government is encouraging anglers to go hook, line and sinker and proudly show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. Minister for Roads and Minister for…

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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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New manufacturing & retail facility for Whittley

Longstanding Australian boat builder, Whittley Marine, and the Group’s retail sales arm, Whittley Victoria Sales, have moved into a new purpose built facility in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. The large site boasts the most…

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GoFish Nagambie Regional Boat Show 

April 25 – April 28 2019 – Nagambie Lakes, Nagambie VIC What sets the GoFish Nagambie Regional Boat Show apart from others, is all the moving parts and pieces that…

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The Riviera family raft-up across Australia

Across Australia, more than 130 Riviera and Belize owners, their families and friends celebrated the pleasure of being a part of the unique Riviera family by hosting spectacular raft-ups and…

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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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