A north-west Victorian landholder has been fined $4000 for illegally storing and using 1080 baits.
Agriculture Victoria said the fine followed a July 2020 raid on a Merbein property, north of Mildura, after a tip-off by a member of the public.
During the raid, investigators found numerous 1080 baits which were illegally stored on an open shelf in an unlocked shed, Agriculture Victoria said.
It is a requirement to ensure 1080 baits are stored in a secure and safe manner to prevent access by unauthorised people.
The landholder, who Agriculture Victoria said was a shearing contractor, also did not hold a 1080-endorsed Agricultural Chemical Users Permit and could not legally…