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Private Fisheries

The IFS has responsibility for the regulation of freshwater private fisheries in Tasmania. Private fisheries provide a source of employment and income as well as relieve the pressure on Tasmania's public fisheries.

The IFS has responsibility for the regulation of freshwater private fisheries in Tasmania. Private fisheries provide a source of employment and income as well as relieve the pressure on Tasmania's public fisheries.

All private fisheries are bound by the following requirements:

  • the development must not involve any public waters and must be entirely within privately owned property;
  • the development must not impinge on any public fisheries;
  • owners are free to develop and regulate the fishery as they wish within certain limits as specified in each operating licence;
  • owners may chose which species of fish they want and can purchase them at commercial rates from registered farms;
  • brown trout may be purchased for private fisheries only from the IFS;
  • disease control provisions are the same as for fish farms all necessary planning, environmental, and water requirements also apply.

A number of forms are available relating to the licensing and management of Registered Private Fisheries. These are listed and can be accessed by clicking on the files below.

Private Fisheries Applications

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