October 2021 - Seafood Industry Victoria partners with Heritage Victoria in reporting shipwreck discoveries. Commercial fishers can provide valuable information on the location of missing shipwrecks. For this reason, Seafood Industry Victoria has partnered with Heritage Victoria in the Shipwreck Discovery Program aimed at encouraging fishers to report finds.
To assist fishers, Heritage Victoria has prepared guidelines and Q&A’s document providing information on how to identify and report shipwreck and artefact discoveries. Reporting includes ready access to a maritime archaeologist who will record the find.
Seafood Industry Victoria has distributed stickers and waterproof cards to its members. The on-board information includes examples of finds to report, what to do if something is found and a dedicated mobile number to call Heritage Victoria. Further information can be found at: Shipwreck Discovery Program (heritage.vic.gov.au).