Commercial Dive Zones

​​​The Commercial Dive Fishery is divided into 5 dive zones. Each of the zones has a separate annual Total Allowable Catch (TAC) allocated for short-spined sea urchin and periwinkles. Once the TAC is reached, the zone is closed for that species for the remainder of the licensing year. For the 2022/23 licensing year, being 1 September 2022 to 31 August 2023, the zones are defined as:
​Zone
Inclusive of Sub-blocks​
​Northern

​sub-blocks 5A to 31B

​North-Eastern

​sub-blocks 31A to 27D

​Central-Eastern

​sub-blocks 27C to 24E

​South-Eastern

​sub-blocks 23B to 13C

​Western

​sub-blocks 13B to 5B​

Northern Zone

being that area of State waters on the north coast of Tasmania (including the Kent group of islands, the Furneaux group of islands and King Island) bounded in the west by an imaginary straight line running due west from Bluff Point to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the east by an imaginary line from the northern side of the mouth of the Great Musselroe River at Musselroe Bay running due west for 100 metres, then following the shoreline 100 metres from shore to the northernmost tip of Musselroe Point, then running due north until intersection with the line of latitude 40°48'00"S, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and

North-Eastern Zone

being that area of State waters on the north-east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by an imaginary line from the northern side of the mouth of the Great Musselroe River at Musselroe Bay running due west for 100 metres, then following the shoreline 100 metres from shore to the northernmost tip of Musselroe Point, then running due north until intersection with the line of latitude 40°48'00"S, and running due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running north-east from a point at lat 42°10'19"S long 148°18'03"E to lat 42°09'51"S long 148°18'56"E, and then running due east to the outer limit of State waters; and

Central-Eastern Zone

being that area of State waters on the east coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running north-east from a point at lat 42°10'19"S long 148°18'03"E 18'E to lat 42°09'51"S long 148°18'56"E, then running straight due east to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due east from a point at lat 42°46'02"S long 147°52'50"E to the outer limit of State waters; and

South-Eastern Zone

being that area of State waters on the south-eastern coast of Tasmania bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running due east from a point at lat 42°46'02"S long 147°52'50"E to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due south from Whale Head near South East Cape to the outer limit of State waters; and

Western Zone

being that area of State waters on the west coast of Tasmania bounded in the south by an imaginary straight line running due south from Whale Head near South East Cape to the outer limit of State waters, and bounded in the north by an imaginary straight line running due west from Bluff Point to the outer limit of State waters.

Commercial Dive Fishing Sub-blocks and Zones

​Commercial Dive Fishing Sub-blocks and Zones​


    Contact

    Commercial Dive Management
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
    GPO Box 44
    HOBART TAS 7001
    Phone: 0457 124 668
    Email: commercial.fishe​ries@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