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Sea Fishing & Aquaculture

Fish illustration by Peter GouldthorpeThe Department manages recreational and commercial sea fisheries and has a strong focus on marine education and promoting public awareness of sustainable fisheries practices.

Marine farming is also regulated by the Department and has expanded rapidly in Tasmania in the past decade to become one of Tasmania's major industries.


 Hot Topics
Emergency Fishery Closures | Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2012-13 | Recreational Fishery Advisory Committee | Fishing News - Subscribe | Recreational Sea Fishing Licences | Safety of Fish and Shellfish for Eating

Emergency Fishery Closures
The rock lobster and abalone fisheries on part of the East Coast have been closed for public health reasons.
Recreational Fishing
Licences, area restrictions, gear restrictions, seasons, fish species, bag and possession limits and sea fishing hints and tips.
Commercial Fishing
Profile of Tasmanian commercial wild fisheries and how they are managed. Includes abalone, rock Lobster, scalefish, scallops and shellfish.
Fishing Licences & Seasons
Fishing licences and seasons for recreational and commercial fisheries.
Marine Farming/Aquaculture
Now one of Tasmania's most significant industries, having expanded rapidly since the 1990s.
The Marine Environment
Includes information on marine habitats and marine pests.
Abalone Total Allowable Catch
Information about the total allowable catch for the abalone fishery set for each year.
Fishcare, Fishwise and Fishwatch
Get involved in your fisheries with Fishcare Tasmania, Fishwise Community Grants and Fishwatch.
Fisheries Management Processes and Legislation
Information on Tasmania's wild fisheries legislation, management plans and Fishery Advisory Committees.
Fishing Publications
Includes fishing guides, maps, posters, newsletters and email updates for recreational and commercial fishing in Tasmania.
Update on East Coast Toxic Algal Event
Up-to-date information on

 What’s New
Update on East Coast Toxic Algal Event | Abalone Total Allowable Catch | Emergency Fishery Closures | Fishcare Calendar of Events | Fishcare News | Mako Shark Video

See Inland Fisheries at www.ifs.tas.gov.auYou are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement for freshwater fishing and angling licences.

Recreational sea fishing licences for rock lobster, abalone, scallops and nets can be purchased online at www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence.


Use the A-Z Quick Guide as a quick reference tool for finding your way around the site.

Other websites related to fishing that you may find useful.

Fishwatch - protect our fishing future by reporting suspected illegal fishing to 0427 655 557.

Before you go fishing check out Safety, Weather and Tides info.

Contact:

  Marine Resources Group
  GPO Box 44
  Hobart TAS 7001
  Phone: 03 6233 3157 or 1300 368 550
  Email: FishingEnquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au



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