- Industry Overview
- Recreational Fishing Grants Program
- Newsletters and Updates
- Strategy and Policy
- Interim Policy for the Development of New Fisheries in Victorian Waters
- Aquaculture Futures Initiative
- Policy Statements
- National Strategy and Public Comment Opportunities
- Aboriginal Fishing Strategy
- Aquaculture Strategy and Action Plan
- National Compliance Strategy 2010-15
- Climate Change Strategy
- Victorian Commercial Fishing Statement of Intent
- Future Fisheries Strategy: Proposals for Reform Paper
- Scallop Report
- Legislation and Regulation
- Fisheries Management Plans
- Moving and stocking live aquatic organisms
- Fish Stocking Reporting
- Publications and Resources
- Grants to Improve Recreational Fishing
- Recreational Fishing
- Aboriginal Fishing
- Commercial Fishing
- Pests and Diseases
Strategy and Policy
In November 2006, to provide national coordination leadership, Australia’s Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council endorsed a report titled A Strategic Approach To The Management of Ornamental Fish In Australia.
The national strategy was developed by a national working group, including representatives from state and territory jurisdictions, and in collaboration with the ornamental fish industry, including the Pet Industry Association of Australia.
To protect our aquatic environment, the national strategy highlights the need for a consistent, national approach to the regulation and management of the ornamental fish sector in Australia.
Fisheries Victoria is implementing the national strategy key recommendations (see below) as a member of the national Ornamental Fish Management Implementation Group (OFMIG). The OFMIG publishes a monthly communiqué to keep interested people up to date on their work. This communiqué is recommended reading for avid hobbyists and people engaged in the ornamental fish industry.