Victorians can now shelve the tedious task of counting 'swimming' shrimp in order to determine their possession amount.
Following a review of Victorian fisheries legislation new arrangements for measuring bag limits of swimming shrimp, generally caught in traps or dip nets, sees anglers now required to apply a volumetric limit of half a litre. This means the actual number of shrimp taken may vary depending on their size but offers a more practical and simplified process for measuring quantities.
This only applies to swimming shrimp though, 'burrowing' shrimp including Bass yabbies still have a numerical catch limit of 100.
Consultation for these changes was held with recreational anglers, VRFish, angling clubs, Seafood Industry Victoria, Aboriginal Affairs Victora and the Victorian National Parks Association.
For more information on these changes visit the Department of Primary Industries website