Have Your Say on Gippsland Lakes future management

VRFish want to hear the views and opinions of as many Victorian anglers about the future of recreational fishing management arrangements in the Gippsland Lakes, and its rivers. VRFish welcomes the Andrews Labor Government policy to implement a fish recovery plan and a compulsory buy-back of commercial netting licenses to improve the quality the recreational fishing.

VRFish and local recreational fishers have been calling on Government to act for many years knowing that the Gippsland Fishery is in decline. Restocking programs, habitat restoration and improving water quality all need to be part of a future fish recovery plan. The passage of legislation to remove commercial netting has now been passed in the Victorian Parliament. VRFish is now seeking your input into the types of recovery measure YOU believe should be considered. 

To assist us we ask that you complete the following online survey. To say thanks, we are offering a chance to go in the draw to win one of three $100 fishing store vouchers.  There are 23 short questions and should taken no more than 10 minutes to complete. A hardcopy can be downloaded below or contact [email protected]. We encourage all those who currently fish, have ever or who would like to catch a fish in the Gippsland Lakes or its rivers to participate in this important survey.

All personal information you provide in the survey will be kept confidential and your identity will not be matched against your responses. We will publish de-identified aggregated results in our newsletter and on our website. The findings will inform the advice provided to the Victorian Fisheries Authority and the Minister for Fishing and Boating. Your input with guide the future management for the Gippsland Lakes Fishery. We appreciate and value your input and time you take to complete this important survey. If you need assistance in completing the survey or have any questions about it please contact VRFish on [email protected].

Download a hardcopy of the survey here. Please return hardcopy surveys to [email protected] or PO Box 4574, Geelong VIC 3220

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