Recreational Sea Fishing Licences for 2012-2013
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What's New for the 2012-2013 Recreational Fishing Season
Inland Fisheries Licence is required for any fishing in inland waters, which includes some river mouths and estuaries.
A recreational sea fishing licence (licence type) is required for any of the following types of fishing:
The licence holder must personally set and retrieve any fishing gear that requires a sea fishing licence.
You can collect your free abalone, rock lobster or scallop measuring gauge or scalefish measuring ruler at any Service Tasmania Shop.
In some cases this may include their recreational sea fishing licence card.
Such people can be issued a new card and the replacement fee will be waived. This can be facilitated by phone, email or mail to the Recreational Fisheries Section of DPIPWE.
Such affected persons can:
A new card will be organised as soon as possible and posted to the license holder. It is important to remember that you can still go fishing without your card in the interim as a licensed recreational fisher is not required to carry their licence when fishing.
Please note that Service Tasmania outlets cannot waive fees for issuing new cards, the above phone/emails need to be utilised.
For more information on the fire situation and support services, contact 1800 567 567. Up-to-date information on the fires can also be found at the Tasmania Fire Service website www.fire.tas.gov.au. Information on grants and other support available to those affected by fires can be found at www.dpac.tas.gov.au/bushfires
In the 2012-13 licensing year (from 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2013) the following costs will apply:
Note: Recreational Sea Fishing Licences are GST exempt. Proceeds from licence fees go to Fishwise Fund which funds activities that improve education and the management of recreational fisheries.
Make sure you renew your licence rather than varying your existing year’s licence by selecting the option "Renew or Grant Licence". When you renew your licence you can select the licence types you want for the new licensing year. The new licence types will be valid from 1 November 2012 to 31 October 2013.
If you select the option "Add Additional Licence" before the 31 October 2012, the additional licence type will be added to the current year's licence and will expire on 31 October 2012. To add a new licence type for the 2012/13 licence year, please select the option "Renew or Grant Licence" and then select the licence types from the list provided when prompted.
Before proceeding with your licence application you should be aware that:
Licences are also available by visiting Service Tasmania shops in person (visit the Service Tasmania website for shop locations).
If you do not receive your licence card after this time, please contact the recreational sea fishing information line on (03) 6233 7042.
If you lose your licence card, you can order a replacement at Service Tasmania or online at a cost of $7.20.
If you have held a Tasmanian recreational sea fishing licence in the past, then your old number will normally be available (there may be exceptions where the old system has produced duplication). This will allow you to maintain the marks on your gear.
New licence holders will be issued with a unique licence number comprising of two letters followed by four numbers.
buoys for a rock lobster pot (and unattended rings), graball net, mullet net and set line.
The licence number must be clear and in figures at least 70 mm high and 12 mm wide.
Buoys must be at least 195 mm in diameter, spherical in shape and specifically designed as a buoy.
In addition to your licence number, you must also identify the gear type by marking your buoy with a letter (G for graball net, M for mullet net, P for pot, LL for longline and DL for dropline).
If you are a new licence holder, then this mark must be at the end of your licence number.
If you are using a licence number from the previous licensing system it is preferred that this mark is placed after your existing licence number subject to space being available.
Your basic personal information may be disclosed to other public sector bodies where necessary or if required by law. Personal information will be managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 and may be accessed by the individual to whom it relates on request to the Department. You may be charged a fee for this service.
See the following pages for more information on recreational fishing rules and regulations:
Bag and Possession Limits
Contact: Recreational Fishing EnquiriesRecreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6233 7042 or 1300 720 647
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