Use of Bird Scaring Lines - Australian Government


You will be required to use approved bird scaring lines if you intend to conduct auto-longline fishing within Australian waters. Bird scaring lines, also known as tori lines, are a method used to reduce seabird deaths often linked to longline fishing.

Bird scaring lines consist of visual barriers (streamers) that are placed along an auto-longline to deter birds from hunting within dangerous proximity of your fishing activity.

Service type

Advisory Material

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Act(s) name

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

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Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Operating address: Level 3
15 Lancaster Place
Majura, Australian Capital Territory 2609
Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 02 6225 5555
Phone: 1300 723 621
Fax: 02 6225 5500
Website: Australian Fisheries Management Authority (Opens in new window)