Rock Lobster Area RestrictionsRegions
General Area Restrictions
No Possession Zones
No Rock Lobster Pot Areas
No Rock Lobster Ring Areas
Eastern Region: includes all State fishing waters and islands eastward of Point Sorell and Whale Head (southern most point). This includes Flinders, Bruny, Maria, Schouten and any other islands.
**UPDATE: The Minister has announced that an area of South East Tasmania from Whale Head east to Coal Point (on the east coast of Bruny Island) excluding the D'Entrecasteaux Channel will now open to recreational rock lobster fishing on 9 November for 2013 only. View map and further information.
Western Region: includes all State fishing waters and islands westward of Point Sorell and Whale Head.
A separate bag and possession limit applies in northern Bass Strait for all waters north of a line of latitude 39°33' (including both the Eastern and Western regions), however the boat limit for each Region still applies (see diagram below). This area is north of King and Flinders Islands and includes the Kent Hogan Group and Deal Island. The catch limits are lower here to reduce compliance risks in state waters in close proximity to Victoria.
Contact: Recreational Fishing EnquiriesRecreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6233 7042 or 1300 720 647
Lobster illustration by Peter Gouldthorpe
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