East Coast Catch Cap

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Status: CLOSED

​​​​​​​​​The East Coast Catch Cap area closed to commercial fishing on Tuesday 19 July 2022​. The area will open to commercial fishing on 1 March 2023. 

The East Coast Catch Cap was set at 94 tonnes for the 2022/23 season commencing 1 March 2022.  

​The area from Eddystone Point, ​lin​e of latitude 40° 59’ 35” south to Tasman Head, line of latitude 43° 30’ 58 south, the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Area​, including the East Coast Catch Cap Area will close once the catch cap is reached.

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the East Coast Catch Cap Area for the 2022/23 season. 

Cumulative Catch from East Coast Catch Cap Area​ 2022/23

​Quota year 2022/23
Catch Cap 94 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​ ​% of Catch Cap Taken
​March 2022
35.06
58.94
37.30
​April 2022
17.91
41.03
19.05
​May 2022
3.40
37.63
3.62
​June 2022
15.66
21.97
16.66
​July 2022
27.91
-5.94
29.69
​August 2022
0.85
-6.79
0.90
​September 2022


​October 2022
​November 2022


​December 2022



​January 2023



February 2023

​TOTAL 100.79 -6.79 107.22

Updated 15 September 2022​

Click image below for an enlarged graphical representation of catch from the East Coast Catch Cap Area.

East Coast Catch Cap Update 

​  ​Map of East Coast Rock​ Lobster Catch-Cap Area

East Coast Catch-Cap Area ​ 

Contact

Commercial Rock Lobster Management
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 0476 782 042
Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

Hotline

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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