Target One Million - Growing recreational fishing
Recreational fishing contributes $2.3 billion to the economic wellbeing of Victoria.
The State Government is committed to delivering its $46 billion Target One Million plan for recreational fishing which aims to get more people fishing more often, and increase participation to one million anglers by 2020.
Target One Million will:
- encourage recreational fishing in Victoria
- get families outdoors – fishing together
- boost local economies
- create jobs.
A wide range of projects are being delivered to achieve these goals, including:
- banning commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay
- saving Lake Toolondo
- establishing a marine stocking program
- opening trout cod fisheries at Beechworth
- stocking barramundi into Hazelwood Pondage
- removing boating restrictions at Blue Rock Lake
- providing $2000 grants to fishing clubs
- increasing stocking from three to five million fish per year
- banning netting at Gippsland Lakes' river mouths
- establishing Fisheries Victoria as a Statutory Authority.
Want to know more?
Visit the Fisheries section of the Agriculture Victoria website to find out more information about Target One Million and recreational fishing.
Page last updated: 10 January 2017