Victorian Cray fishing Regulations
Rock Lobster AKA Cray Fish
Common Names: Rock Lobster
Bag limit: 2
Possesion limit: (in, on or next to Victorian waters): 4
Minimum legal size:
Male – 11cm carapace length. Female – 10.5cm carapace length.
Male – 15 Sep to 15 Nov inclusive.
Female – 1 June to 15 Nov inclusive.
When taking rock lobster, you must not take or possess female rock lobster with eggs, or remove the eggs. You must not take soft-shelled rock lobster.
Laws on how to measure your Crays
Divers are required to measure rock lobster underwater prior to bringing them to the surface.
Cray fish must be landed whole or with the tail and carapace still attached to each other. Rock lobster is measured from the front edge of the groove between the large antennae to the nearest part of the rear edge of the carapace (main body shell).
- By hand; or
- Not more than 2 hoop nets (see Using Equipment in Marine Waters).
- Catch bags avalible from Scuba Life and online at Dive Gear Australia
All rock lobsters taken by recreational fishers are to be tail-clipped or tail-punched with a hole not less than 10mm in diameter. This must be done within 5 minutes of bringing rock lobsters onto a boat or, if taken from the shore, within 5 minutes of landing and within 50m of the place of landing.
You must hold a valid fishing license avalible from the Department of Primary Industries CLICK HERE.
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