> Powerboat-World.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Features FishingBoating MarineBusiness-World Sail-World Australia Australian Cruising
Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : New Abalone size limits in Victoria’s south west

New Abalone size limits in Victoria’s south west

'Abalone. Photo:www.dpi.vic.gov.au/'   
The legal minimum length (LML) of abalone taken by both recreational and commercial divers in Victoria’s south-west has been temporarily increased to provide further protection for abalone populations recovering from the effects of the abalone virus.

The new LML, applying from the mouth of the Hopkins River west to the South Australian border, will be increased from 120 mm to 130 mm and is in place from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009. A number of closures will apply to commercial abalone diving, while the area between The Crags and Killarney remains off limits to everyone looking to collect abalone, other shellfish and sea urchins, use commercial abalone equipment and remove substrate.

The increased LML and closures have been developed at the request of the commercial abalone industry and following consultation with the Victorian Recreational Fishing peak body (VRFish). The changes and closures are in force to help abalone stocks in the west rebuild in the wake of the virus that has been currently confirmed as east as far as Port Campbell, and west as far as Discovery Bay.

Recreational divers taking abalone outside of the closed area between The Crags and Killarney should continue using their plastic yellow abalone measures but should use the 130 mm measurement for greenlip, to ensure they comply with the temporary LML increase.

It is also important that commercial and recreational abalone divers continue to observe the Department’s biosecurity protocols, which aim to minimise the risk of spreading the virus. The wash, remove and dispose messages remain at the centre of the biosecurity protocols, which have been widely promoted throughout the southwest.

More information on the biosecurity protocols can be found at www.dpi.vic.gov.au/abalonedisease (follow the links to the biosecurity protocols webpage) or by ringing 136 186.

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dpi/




by Dept Primary Industries VIC

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.powerboat-world.com/index.cfm?nid=43644

7:46 AM Sat 19 Apr 2008 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
Fishing News and information

Related News Stories:

20 Jun 2012  In circles over whiting
10 Nov 2011  Caring for your gear
17 Aug 2011  Making your own hardbodied lures
04 Aug 2011  Heavy Metal Breamin'
03 Aug 2011  Lake Bullen Merri fish cleaning table
01 Aug 2011  Family fishing with Carl Hyland
29 Jul 2011  Hooks, the definitive point
21 Jul 2011  Paper urges more protection for Tunas
14 Jul 2011  Arnhemland, the earth's eighth wonder!
09 Jun 2011  Snapper Classic at Coffs Harbour safety reminder issued
MORE STORIES ...

Power Boat News











Running on Pure Adrenalin by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,


Singapore Yacht Show – it’s a wrap. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong






Pontoon Boats are a hit with families and entertainers by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,










Glacier Bay returns to Australia, re-launching at SCIBS by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,








Singapore Yacht Show 2014. Boats to make your eyes pop. by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore










Power to the people at Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,


SCIBS VIP lounge back bigger and better in 2014 by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show,




Singapore Yacht Show 2014. And another thing… by Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Singapore














Charlotte Harbor Super Boat Grand Prix - 2014 Season Opener
Mercury’s new Verado 200hp Pro FourStroke – delivering even more
Stars emerge for Sydney International Boat Show *Feature
Living ship-shape on the 1.4km $10bn floating city
Hop online to get your fishing permit this Easter
Greg Norman announces global investor campaign for Great Keppel Island
Luxury Yacht Share Asia (LYSA) introduces fractional ownership to Asia
Humpback Whales - Non Lethal research
RYA Competent Crew Skills – Second edition now available
Mondo Marine invests in Chinese shipyard
Aqualuma partners with ASMEX 2014 for Welcome function
Kaohsiung to welcome the world for 1st Taiwan International Boat Show *Feature
Changed boating conditions for ski race on Clarence River
Royal Victoria Cup - Cable, Hockney and Shipley victorious
Channel 7 stage returns to Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Hainan Rendezvous: suffering from a hangover?
Palm Beach International Boat Show shows healthy attendance
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show - this weekend!
Coastal infrastructure and species loss - Climate Change consequences *Feature
rescueME PLB1 – safety assured in one compact, light package *Feature
Japan's Antarctic whaling program harpooned   
All Marine Spares hits the boat show trail in a trailer *Feature   
Royal Victoria Cup to take place this weekend   
Rowers and ferry masters encouraged to share waterways safely   
Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum   
New generation trawler boats - tradition with a twist   
Arvor releases new Sportsfish range   
AIMEX focuses on commercial show in Asia   
Further Australian growth for Stabicraft   
Southport Yacht Club will host a free 'Discover Sailing Day'   
Melbourne Boat Show earlier this year - 12 to 16 June   
FinScan digital switching fitted to new rescue vessels   
Kids' Zone a drawcard at Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle Show   
Brisbane Tinnie & Tackle welcomes Engel as stage sponsor   
BIAV appoints new GM   
Trash to Treasure - A seafood story   
Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival opens tomorrow   
Maritime Alert - Dangerous conditions forecast for NSW boaters   
PWC riders brave South Island waters raise $93,000 for melanoma fight   
Solar1 Monte Carlo Cup to take place this July   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png   http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL WAS PBW