The objectives of this Act are—
(a) to provide for the management, development and use of Victoria's fisheries, aquaculture industries and associated aquatic biological resources in an efficient, effective and ecologically sustainable manner;
(b) to protect and conserve fisheries resources, habitats and ecosystems including the maintenance of aquatic ecological processes and genetic diversity;
(c) to promote sustainable commercial fishing and viable aquaculture industries and quality recreational fishing opportunities for the benefit of present and future generations;
(d) to facilitate access to fisheries resources for commercial, recreational, traditional and non-consumptive uses;
S. 3(e) substituted by No. 108/2003 s. 23.
(e) to promote the commercial fishing industry and to facilitate the rationalisation and restructuring of the industry;
(f) to encourage the participation of resource users and the community in fisheries management.
S. 3A inserted by No. 35/2009 s. 27.