New fishing rules in the Snowy EEC

The Minister for Primary Industries has made an Order that authorises fishers to catch and keep Longfin and Southern Shortfin Eels from the Snowy EEC.

Recreational fishers may also practice ‘catch-and-release’ fishing only for Australian Bass and Estuary Perch, subject to any other applicable regulatory controls and policies.

Before making the Order, a Species Impact Statement assessing the impact of the activities was prepared. The Department invited written submissions from 6 April – 27 May 2016. All submissions were considered before the final Order was made.