Please select your home edition
Pantaenius FBW Comprehensive 728x90

Fisheries big build is on at Snobs Creek and Braeside

by Joel B Peterson 1 Sep 2020 22:52 UTC
Snobs Creek revamp © Joel Peterson

Work is under way on two exciting developments that will make fishing even better across the state.

Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said the Snobs Creek hatchery facility, near Eildon, is undergoing a $1.2 million revitalisation and a new fisheries officer station is being established at Braeside.

"We recognise the importance of fishing to Victorians and the economy, which is why we're investing in a Big Build within the Victorian Fisheries Authority," Mr Dowling said.

"The Snobs Creek redevelopment is the first major upgrade at the site since 2000, with old and redundant buildings to be demolished and the remaining core complex renovated to provide a modernised workplace for more than 20 people.

"The works will create valuable space to further increase fish production at Snobs Creek so more Murray cod can be stocked into fisheries across the state including Lake Eildon, the Goulburn River and Lake Eppalock.

"Breeding bigger numbers of trout cod and Macquarie perch is on the agenda too and will support other recovery efforts for these valued native species.

"We also want to ramp up trout production for stocking into iconic freshwater lakes like Purrumbete, Bullen Merri and Wendouree.

"Increased capacity to grow fish at Snobs Creek will help deliver a key commitment of the State Government's $35 million Target One Million phase two plan, which is boosting fish stocking to a record 10 million in 2022."

Mr Dowling said four fisheries officers would be stationed at the new Braeside site, which will function as both a fisheries office and a depot. It is expected to be open in September.

"The Braeside station will improve Fisheries' capacity to patrol the south east waters of Port Phillip and provide education and enforcement to a growing Melbourne.

"It will enable officers to more regularly visit inland waters including nearby Karkarook Lake, the upper Yarra River and suburban waters throughout eastern Melbourne."

Related Articles

13FISH call makes the difference
As car and kayak seized leaving the Tambo River near Metung The 13 FISH reporting hotline continues to ensure fishing in Victoria will be sustainable for years to come, after a call by a member of the public led to two people having their vehicle, kayak and fishing equipment seized. Posted on 8 Jan
Inaugaural Aussie Bass stocking for Latrobe River
20,000 fingerlings received as part of a plan to further improve freshwater fishing in Gippsland The Latrobe River has been stocked with Australian bass for the first time receiving 20,000 fingerlings as part of a plan to further improve freshwater fishing in Gippsland. Posted on 17 Dec 2020
Countdown is on for Murray Cod season opening
Freshwater fishers are counting down the days Freshwater fishers are counting down the days until the opening of the recreational fishing season for Murray cod on 1 December. Posted on 27 Nov 2020
Bigger fish cleaning tables for Warrnambool
Enough to handle anything from pinky snapper caught around Lady Bay to calamari off the breakwater Fishers launching their boat or casting a line at Warrnambool's historic port will be able to clean their catch undercover and at any time using a new fish cleaning table facility. Posted on 19 Nov 2020
Bay Fishers urged to do the right thing
VFA's Vic Fishing app also features a "Can I Fish Here?" function The spring sun and snapper season are seeing large numbers of fishers flocking to Port Phillip to enjoy Victoria's most popular fishery. Posted on 13 Nov 2020
Good news for Bream numbers in Gippsland Lakes
Black bream take about six years to reach the minimum size of 28cm A survey of black bream spawning success in the Gippsland Lakes has recorded its second highest level of the last ten years. Posted on 21 Oct 2020
Car seized and five arrests at Cape Schanck
Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking nearly 400 blacklip abalone at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. Posted on 21 Mar 2020
Costly calamari catch for illegal fisher
96 calamari over three fishing trips A St Albans man who took 96 calamari over three fishing trips near Queenscliff last Spring has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $750 and forfeited his 4.35m aluminium boat worth $8,000. Posted on 16 Mar 2020
Get hooked this long weekend on Lakes Entrance
Try delicious seafood, learn more about where your fresh fish comes from or cast a line with experts Counting down the days to the long weekend and wondering how you can support bushfire affected communities? Posted on 4 Mar 2020
Final plans for Rhyll Boat Ramp upgrade released
The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept for the Rhyll boat ramp upgrade which will improve access for boaters and encourage more people to get out on the water. Posted on 25 Feb 2020
Marina Exchange FOOTER 138 South - Marlin 795 - FOOTERSea Sure 2020 - SHOCK-WBV - FOOTER