(1) A person must not take, injure, damage, destroy, possess, keep, display for reward, release into Victorian waters or sell any protected aquatic biota without a permit or unless authorised by an Order in Council under section 73.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
S. 71(2) amended by No. 28/2019 s. 49(1).
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 is the holder of a licence or permit or is authorised by an Order in Council to take, trade in or keep flora or a listed taxon or community of flora or fauna that includes that protected aquatic biota.