Abalone Closures

​​​​​​Fishery Closures​​​​​​​​​​​​

Greenlip abalone 

​Sub-block catch caps are used to refine the spatial management of the commercial abalone fishery. 

Fishing effort needs to be distributed across the fishery to reduce the possibility of localised overfishing.

At times, sub-blocks of the commercial abalone fishery are closed to control the total amount of abalone harvested in an area in the interest of resource sustainability. ​


Go to Public Notices​ page to view all current abalone fishery notices. ​


2022 Scheduled Closures 


​​​Closure Area
​Closure Start
Closure End
​Greenlip abalone
​North-west and North-east
​1 January 2022
3 July 2022​

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​​​Blacklip abalone
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​East Coast exclude sub-block 31A
1 January 2022​
31 March 2022​
Block 16 and Peggys Point to Cape Pillar
​1 January 2022
31 December 2022​
​Sub-blocks 31B, 39A and 39B
1 January 2022​
3 July 2022​
​Block 5 and sub-b​locks 6A, 6B and 6C​
​1 January 2022
3 July 2022​​

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2022 In-year Closures 

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Closure Area
​Closure Start
Closure End
Blacklip abalone 

​Sub-block 12A
​12 February 2022
31 December 2022​
​Sub-blocks 12B, 12D, 13A and 13B
​6 March 2022
​31 December 2022

​​Block 29
​4 July 2022
​31 December 2022
Sub-blocks 48B, 48C, 49A, 49B and 49C

​28 July 2022
​31 December 2022
​Sub-blocks 20A and 20B
​17 August 2022
​31 December 2022
Block 37​
​21 August 2022
​31 December 2022
​Block 21
​4 September 2022
​31 December 2022
Sub-blocks 20C
​30 September 2022
​31 December 2022
Greenlip abalone ​​

Sub-blocks 31A, 31B, 39A and 39B​9 July 202​2​31 December 2022

Sub-blocks 20A and 20B

​17 August 2022​

​​31 December 2022​

​If you have any queries regarding these closures, please contact the Principal Fisheries Management Office (Abalone) using the details below.​

Biosecurity closures

Please be aware that sub-blocks in the fishery may be closed to fishing for biosecurity reasons. To view any such closures in place at present see Harvest Area Status.​

Public notices​

 Sub-block 20C commercial blacklip abalone closure 30 September 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 685Kb)​

 Block 21 commercial blacklip abalone closure 4 September 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 78Kb)​

 Block 37 commercial blacklip abalone closure 21 August 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 669Kb)

 Sub-blocks 20A and 20B commercial abalone closure 17 August 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 665Kb)

 Sub-blocks 48B, 48C, 49A, 49B and 49C commercial blacklip abalone closure 28 July 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 954Kb)

 North-west and north-east commercial greenlip abalone closure 1 January 2022 to 3 July 2022 (PDF 1Mb)​

 East coast commercial blacklip abalone closure 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022 (PDF 773Kb)

 Block 16 and Peggys Point to Cape Pillar commercial blacklip abalone closure 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 926Kb)

 Sub-blocks 31B, 39A and 39B commercial blacklip abalone closure 1 January 2022 to 3 July 2022 (PDF 931Kb)

 Block 5 and sub-blocks 6A, 6B and 6C commercial blacklip abalone closure 1 January 2022 to 3 July 2022 (PDF 828Kb)​

 12A commercial blacklip abalone closure 12 February 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 74Kb)​

 12B, 12D, 13A and 13B commercial blacklip abalone closure 6 March 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 851Kb)​​

 Block 29 commercial blacklip abalone closure 4 July 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 76Kb)​

 Commercial greenlip abalone closure sub-blocks 31A, 31B, 39A and 39B Saturday 9 July 2022 to 31 December 2022 (PDF 74Kb)


    Contact

    Commercial Abalone Management
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
    GPO Box 44
    HOBART TAS 7001
    Phone: 0457 097 534
    Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

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    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