Fisheries Inspection Points: COVID-19 Guidance
We are resuming essential fisheries inspections in our district. Going forward, we are adjusting the way that we conduct fisheries inspections in line with government guidelines on social distancing, as a consequence of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
To ensure the safety of fishermen, Eastern IFCA officers, and the general public, we will be conducting inspections using Fisheries Inspection Points. The Fisheries Inspection Point will be an area on the shore, marked using signs and cones, to enable social distancing to be maintained whilst inspections take place. The Fisheries Inspection Point can be assembled quickly in a desired location and will be responsive to where the fishing boat lands, to minimise delays.
How does the Fisheries Inspection Point work?
1 Follow directions from an Eastern IFCA officer to the demarcated Fisheries Inspection Point. In order to facilitate a safe inspection, you may be directed to move your catch to a suitable location, clear an area of crew, or depart your vessel.
2 When you are at the Fisheries Inspection Point, Eastern IFCA officers will begin the inspection when it is safe to do so. Please do not touch, move, or remove any of your catch unless you are instructed to do so.
3 When the inspection is complete, Eastern IFCA officers will step away and ask you to remove your catch and leave the Fisheries Inspection Point.
We ask that fishermen continue to work together with us to follow these three steps to ensure that inspections are carried out safely and efficiently.
If you have any further questions about Fisheries Inspection Points, please contact: