Publications and Resources
The following publications are available to provide information about fishing activities, education programs, legislation and current events.
Recreational Fishing Guide
The Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is a handy resource that outlines all your rights and responsibilities to help you fish sustainably.
Subscribe on-line to DPI’s fortnightly two-page electronic newsletter for recreational fishers. For past editions, click on the links below.
Fishery Status Reports
Reports outlining the status of Victoria's fishery resources. Contains details on recent changes in management arrangements, research and compliance activities conducted by DPI.
Fishing and aquaculture media releases can be found via Fishing and Aquaculture Media Releases.
Media releases issued by the Minister for Agriculture can be found via Victorian Government Media Releases (external link).
Protocols for Translocation
The Guidelines for the Translocation of Aquatic Organisms in Victoria deals with proposals for the deliberate movement of aquatic organisms into and within inland water bodies of Victoria
Fish Stocking Reports
The annual Vic Fish Stock report documents the upcoming years native and salmonid stockings.
Management Plans are created in accordance with Fisheries Act 1995. Their purpose is to specify policies and strategies for the management of a specific fishery.
DPI invests in Fisheries research to assist in continuingly improving management practices and techniques. Specific Research Reports can be viewed.
Management decisions are usually based on the latest scientific stock and habitat assessments. Assessment Series lists these.
All Fisheries Acts, regulations and notices are available through the Victorian Legislation and Parliamentary documents (external link).
Commonwealth and Victorian agreement
The below documents are agreements signed by the Commonwealth and Victoria in 1997 with respect to the fisheries in waters relevant to Victoria: