Recreational fishing and boating are popular activities in Victoria and since 2015 the Victorian State
Government has invested heavily in both the recreational fishing and boating industries through the
Target One Million Plan.
In 2019, the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA), with an equal funding contribution by Better Boating
Victoria, commissioned Ernst & Young (EY) to undertake a study to estimate the economic value
generated by recreational fishing and boating across Victoria and the community participation in these
This study was commissioned in order to continue to support policy implementation, conduct
management planning, support advocacy and enable decision making in the recreational fishing and
Click here to read the report.