Commercial Fishing

​​The Department manages Tasmania's valuable commercial fisheries such as rock lobster, abalone, scallops and shellfish under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995.

  • Commercial Fisheries
    Information on the different commercial fisheries of rock lobster, abalone, scalefish, scallop, dive, giant crab, marine plant, shellfish.
  • Commercial Fishing Licences
    Information on licence applications and catch reporting for commercial fisheries in Tasmania.
  • Commercial Fishing Seasons
    Open and closed seasons for recreational and commercial fisheries including rock lobster (crayfish), squid, scallops, giant crab, garfish, striped trumpeter and banded morwong.
  • Legislation
    Tasmanian wild fisheries and marine farming legislation, rules, regulations and ministerial guidelines.

Contact

Commercial Marine Plant Management
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 0457 124 668
Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

Fisheries Compliance and Licensing Branch
Level 1, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fisheries.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au

Hotline

Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

0427 655 557

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Contact us

Recreational Fishing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: fishing.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au