What's New for the 2012-2013 Recreational Fishing Season
2013 Recreational Scallop Season to protect scallop stocks and reduce the likelihood of long term closures. All other State waters will be open from 23 March to 31 July 2013.
Elephant Rock near St Helens on the east coast of Tasmania and North Bay on the Forestier Peninsula remain closed to rock lobster fishing. Research by IMAS investigating the impacts of large rock lobster on the invasive long spined sea urchin is continuing. These areas are closed to dive fishing and the use of pots and rings.
seasons page for dates and details for rock lobster, scallops, striped trumpeter, banded morwong and other 2013 closures.
Fishcare for information about posters and other marine education resources and activities.
Available now is Fishes of Tasmania a set of four superb new large-sized fish posters, featuring well known Tasmanian fish species including popular recreational scalefish as well as sharks, crustaceans and molluscs. Produced by the Wild Fisheries Management Branch, the poster set includes: 'Ten Most Wanted Recreational Scale Fishes of Tasmania', 'Forty Recreational Sea Fishes of Tasmania', 'Sharks, Skates and Rays of Tasmania' and 'Crustaceans and Molluscs of Tasmania'. Available now through Service Tasmania priced at $20 per set.
Fishcare Tasmania for contact numbers to make suggestions about ruler placement or to report any vandalism or damage.
www.redmap.org.au to tell their marine scientists about it.
Fishwise for use by teachers in Tasmanian schools. The Kit contains a wide range of interactive marine teaching materials including:
Fishcare Schools Program for contacts and more details.
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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