Please note: The Geelong Star is no longer under Australian jurisdiction. AFMA will cease reporting on the voluntary offer while the boat is outside Australian waters.
Enquiries about the future fishing operations of the Geelong Star should be directed to the operator.
In May 2016, a voluntary offer to recreational fishers was made by Seafish Tasmania regarding the operations of the Geelong Star in the 2016-17 Small Pelagic Fishery fishing year commencing 1 May 2016 and ending 30 April 2017.
View the voluntary offer made by Seafish Tasmania.
Please note: the voluntary offer is not regulated by AFMA and is outside AFMA’s usual reporting framework for commercial fishers. Public reporting by AFMA has been voluntarily agreed to by Seafish Tasmania.
Any enquiries regarding the voluntary offer or the performance of the Geelong Star against them should be directed to the Small Pelagic Fishery Industry Association at email@example.com.
Adherence to the offer on areas the Geelong Star will avoid during the 2016-17 fishing season
Offer met; Offer not met; N/A subject to a period not relevant in that quarter.
|The Geelong Star will not fish in:||Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|Waters less than 50 metres deep in management zones 1, 4, 5 and 6|
|Waters within 80 nautical miles (nm) of the New South Wales coast in management zone 7|
|Waters generally occurring in Bass Strait|
|Waters within 20nm of the following ports from 15 December 2016 to 25 April 2017:|
- Jervis Bay
- Victor Harbour
- Cape Jervis
- Rottnest Island
- St Helens
- Eaglehawk Neck
|Waters within 20nm of the relevant port 7 days before the tournaments listed below.||*|
|Waters within 20nm of the relevant port during the tournaments listed below.|
|Waters within 20nm of Eden during the week before and during the 3-day Eden Whale Festival on 29 and 30 October 2016.||N/A|
*AFMA monitoring indicates that the Geelong Star fished within 20 nautical miles of Bermagui on the 13 May 2016, one day before the Canberra GFC Annual Yellowfin Tournament.
Reports on catches of game fish species by the Geelong Star
Note – Quarter 1: May, June, July 2016; Quarter 2: August, September, October 2016; Quarter 3: November 2016, December 2016, January 2017; Quarter 4: February, March, April 2017.
Map of voluntary areas the Geelong Star will avoid during the 2016-17 season
List of game fishing tournaments
|Game fishing event name||Organiser||Port||Month||Event date (Seafish will check 2017 closer to event)|
|23th Tuna and Sport Fish Tournament||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||April/May||30 April – 7 May 2016|
|Merimbula Open||Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club||Merimbula||May||6-8 May 2016|
|Canberra GFC Annual Yellowfin Tournament||Canberra Game Fishing Club||Bermagui||May||14-16 May 2016|
|Simrad Far South Classic||Southern Game Fishing Club||Southport (Pedra Branca)||May||17-18 May 2016|
|Portland Annual Tuna Fishing Competition||Portland Sport and Game Fishing Club||Portland||May||21-22 May 2016|
|Snapper Classic||Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club||Merimbula||May||21-22 May 2016|
|Portland Annual Tuna Fishing Competition||Portland Sport and Game Fishing Club||Portland||May||28-29 May 2016|
|Portland Annual Tuna Fishing Competition||Portland Sport and Game Fishing Club||Portland||June||4-5 June 2016|
|Merimbula Broadbill||Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club||Merimbula||June||10-12 June 2016|
|30th Annual Yellowfin Competition||Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club||Batemans Bay||June||11-12 June 2016|
|Portland Annual Tuna Fishing Competition||Portland Sport and Game Fishing Club||Portland||June||11-13 June 2016|
|Southern Bluefin Tuna Tournament||Merimbula Big Game & Lakes Angling Club||Merimbula||June||17-19 June 2016|
|Tollgate Classic Tournament||Batemans Bay Game Fishing Club||Batemans Bay||January||TBC*|
|Children’s Charity Comp Kiama||Kiama Game Fishing Club||Kiama||January||TBC*|
|Australia day competition||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||January||TBC*|
|77th Jess Sams Open Game Fish Tournament||Ulladulla Sport and Game Fishing Club||Ulladulla||February||TBC*|
|All species competition||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||February||TBC*|
|Adelaide cup competition||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||March||TBC*|
|The “Pete Teakle” Port Lincoln Blue Water Classic||Game Fishing Club South Australia||Port Lincoln||March||TBC*|
|Eden Open Game Fishing Club Tournament||Eden Sport and Game Fishing Club||Eden||March||TBC*|
|Game Fishing Classic||Southern Game Fishing Club||Coles Bay||March||TBC*|
|Easter Weekend all species||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||March||TBC*|
|April Border Shield (tuna)||Port MacDonnell Offshore Angling Club||Port MacDonnell||April||TBC*|
|Kiama Blowhole Bigfish Classic||Kiama Game Fishing Club||Kiama||April||TBC*|
|Triabunna Test/ tryout||Game Fishing Club of Northern Tasmania||Triabunna||April||TBC*|
* All queries regarding 2017 dates should be directed to the Small Pelagic Fishery Industry Association at firstname.lastname@example.org