NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

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NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby fishingvic » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:48 am

NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

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Thursday 18 October 2018
NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS
The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has unveiled the state’s first Victorian Pipi Fishery
Management Plan to ensure the fishery remains productive and sustainable for future generations to
enjoy.
Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the plan will ensure the fishery remains viable,
profitable and sustainable for all users of the resource.
“The new plan sets out the management objectives for the fishery over the next five years in
accordance with the requirements of the Fisheries Act 1995,” Mr Dowling said.
The key objectives of the Management Plan are to ensure the long-term sustainability of the pipi
fishery, equitable resources access and use and cost effective and participatory management. Some
of the actions to achieve these objectives include:
• Transitioning the commercial fishery to a quota-managed fishery with individual transferable
quotas set by management zones;
• Developing a harvest strategy within five years as information from the fishery and research
projects becomes available;
• Establishing a forum that involves flora, fauna and public land management agencies and
stakeholders to ensure identified risks are appropriately managed;
• Working collaboratively with Aboriginal organisations, groups, individuals and recognised
Traditional Owners to support Aboriginal and Traditional Owner participation in pipi
management;
• Retaining the ‘recreational pipi fishing only’ areas in eastern Victoria where recreational
harvest of pipi is most popular; and
• Maintaining recreational bag and possession limits.
Mr Dowling said the plan was prepared in consultation with an independently-chaired, stakeholderbased,
steering committee comprised of representatives from the commercial and recreational fishing
sectors with input from Traditional Owners, conservation representatives and other stakeholders.
“The implementation of these strategies will occur in partnership with all relevant stakeholders
including land and water managers within government.”
“Victoria’s pipi fishery is a relatively small, but high value fishery. It is vital we continue to look after this
important fishery by ensuring it remains sustainable.”
A full copy of the plan is available at www.vfa.vic.gov.au/pipiplan
Contact Sonia Talman at sonia.talman@vfa.vic.gov.au or (03) 8392 6853 for more information.
Media contact: Bronte Ryan 0409 255 140



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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby canned_tuna » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:57 am

What about stricter penalties for offenders going over limits amd more so repeat offenders?

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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby Kimtown » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:09 am

I can never seem to find pipis when I'm fishing at the beach I'm Victoria, unlike Fraser island QLD where they are literally everywhere!

Are they even on the 90mile beach?

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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby Sinsemilla » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:27 am

Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth

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Postby canned_tuna » Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:59 am

Sinsemilla wrote:Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth


Harvesting Anth? I'll say the term you wanted to put in...more like "Raping" of the beach of pipis at Venus Bay

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Postby DougieK » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:08 pm

Sinsemilla wrote:Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth


I would legit volunteer to do this free one weekend a month.
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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby hornet » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:28 pm

The death cycle of a colony of pipi over 1 year would be far far less due to natural predators and disease than bus loads of humans taking their quota every weekend.

The pipi colony would recover far quicker from natural predators as the young pipi have more time to grow into adults in regards to frequency of attack.

With human predators the frequency of attack / harvesting out strips the time needed for the colony to reproduce.

I have no proof or data to back up my statement but I do believe in what I said.
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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby 4liters » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:33 pm

DougieK wrote:
Sinsemilla wrote:Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth


I would legit volunteer to do this free one weekend a month.

I don’t think our couta stocks could handle that...
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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby ducky » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:39 pm

4liters wrote:
DougieK wrote:
Sinsemilla wrote:Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth


I would legit volunteer to do this free one weekend a month.

I don’t think our couta stocks could handle that...


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Re: NEW PLAN REVEALED TO MANAGE VICTORIAN PIPIS

Postby Mattblack » Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:29 pm

canned_tuna wrote:
Sinsemilla wrote:Something needs to be done about the harvesting of pipis at Venus bay..

Cheers, Anth


Harvesting Anth? I'll say the term you wanted to put in...more like "Raping" of the beach of pipis at Venus Bay


I think they pronounce it "Waping"



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