East Coast Catch Cap

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The East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone (Eddystone Point to Tasman Head), which includes the East Coast Catch Cap area, opened to commercial fishing from 00:01 on Friday 1 March 2024. 

The East Coast Catch Cap was set at 94 tonnes for the 2024/25 season commencing 1 March 2024.  

​The East Coast Catch Cap area extends from the line of latitude  41° 16' 30" south off St Helens Point south to  the line of latitude 43° 20' south off Coal Point (see map at bottom of this page).  

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.

Please note GPS coordinates are in degrees, minutes, seconds, if using a different GPS format the coordinates must be accuratly converted.  ​

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the East Coast Catch Cap Area for the 2024/25 season.

Cumulative Catch from East Coast Catch Cap Area​ 2024/25season.

​Quota year 2024/25
Catch Cap 94 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​​% of Catch Cap Taken
​​March 2024
44.9
49.1
47.8
​April 2024
32.8
16.3
34.9
​May 2024
5.5
10.8
5.8
​June 2024*
2.4
8.4
2.6
​​TOTAL85.628.491.1

* Catch update as of 11 June 2024, catch figures based on quota dockets, June catch based on unloading reports.

Cumulative Catch from East Coast Catch Cap Area​ 2023/24 season.

​Quota year 2022/23
Catch Cap 94 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​​% of Catch Cap Taken
​​March 2023
51.72
42.28
55.02
​April 2023
24.61
17.67
26.18
​May 2023
11.49
6.18
12.22
​June 2023
5.88
0.30
6.26
​​TOTAL93.700.3099.68

Finalised East Coast Catch Cap Catch 2023


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
34.68
59.32
36.89
​April 2022
17.91
41.41
19.05
​May 2022
3.40
38.01
3.62
​June 2022
15.43
22.58
16.41
​July 2022
27.36
-4.78
29.11
​August 2022
1.02
-5.80
1.09
​​TOTAL99.80 -5.80 106.17​​​​

Finalised East Coast Catch Cap Catch 2022

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

​  ​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 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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