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Victoria’s prized shellfish, known as the pipi, has long been under pressure from recreational harvesting, and in more recent years new management arrangements for commercial fishing.
Until now there has been an absence of a Pipi Fishery Management Plan to guide management. The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA), has released a draft Victorian Pipi Fishery Management Plan and is seeking input on the future management of the fishery by 13 July 2018 (now closed)
The draft plan is available online at www.vfa.vic.gov.au/pipiplan.
Thank you to everyone who made a submission. You can view VNPA’s submission here.