Victorian Notice to Mariners

The following Notice to Mariners is published for general information.

Melbourne, 01 December 2020 Australia – Victoria

1 December 2020

No. 340(T)-2020

Local Port of Port Phillip

Port Phillip Bay

Shellfish Reef Seeding Works


Wednesday 2 December 2020 until further notice


Mariners are advised of shellfish reef seeding works occurring at multiple locations within Port Phillip Bay by the Victorian Fisheries Authority and The Nature Conservancy.
The reefs will be seeded with blue mussels and Australian flat oysters at the locations outlined in the attachment.

The works will be undertaken by divers with the use of a Workboat and Dive Support Vessel. When divers are operating, a white and blue flag (Alpha) will be displayed in accordance with international standards.
All plant, machinery and hazards to navigation will be marked as per IALA standards.

Mariners are advised to keep well clear of the vessels and to navigate with caution within the vicinity of the works.

Previous notice:

339-2020 is referred

Charts & Publications Affected:

AUS 143, 157, 155, 158.

Further Notice:

A further notice will be issued.


If you require any further information, please contact; The Victorian Fisheries Authority on 0419 177 667 or The Nature Conservancy on 0409 087 278.

Victor Teoh

Senior Manager Local Ports and Waterways

Marine and Maritime Region

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