Pests, Diseases and Weeds
Pests, diseases and weeds threaten the diversity and productivity of Victoria’s fisheries. We should all be aware of our roles and responsibilities in stopping their spread.
There are restrictions on the possession and movement of noxious species. However, Noxious Aquatic Species permits can be obtained for specific activities.
If you believe you are eligible for a permit, contact our customer service centre on 136 186. If you suspect someone of keeping or selling noxious species, contact the fisheries offence reporting line on 13FISH (13 3474).
Stop the spread of aquatic pests
Learn how to protect our waterways from freshwater and marine pests with the six Ds.
European green shore crab
Read about the regulations in place to control this introduced crab and learn how to identify them.
Find out how you can help stop the spread and protect valuable shellfish stocks.
Learn more about this introduced species and its impacts.