Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, is encouraging recreational fishers to pick up a copy of the 2013 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide.
Also available as a free downloadable app, the guide includes details on licence information, regulation enforcement, restricted areas, protected fish and general fishing rules and tips.
“The information in this guide has important information to help you to fish safely and responsibly in Victorian waters,” Mr Crisp said.
“Thanks to Government investment in re-stocking following the drought, there are now some excellent opportunities for recreational fishing in the Mildura electorate.
“The Victorian Government is demonstrating its strong commitment to improving fishing opportunities by investing $16 million over four years.
“Recreational Licence Fees have been used to stock more than two million fish over the past two years.
“Recreational fishing generates economic activity and growth while providing social benefits for families and the community.”
Mr Crisp said “I encourage local fishers to pick up one of the 2013 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guides. People can download the free app from Apple’s App Store/iTunes or Android’s Google Play. You can also look it up on the Department of Primary Industries website http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-guide or call 131 186 to order your free copy.”