North East Catch Cap

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Status: PARTIALLY OPEN

The North East Catch Cap area opened to commercial fishing on 1 March 2024. The area from Eddystone Point to St Helens is CLOSED to commercial fishing from 00:01am on Saturday 22 June 2024 until the start of the 2025/26 quota season on 1 March 2025.       

The North East Catch Cap has been set at 100 tonnes​​ for the 2024/25 quota year commencing 1 March 2024.

The North East Catch Cap area encompasses waters east of the line of longitude 145° 32' east off Point Sorell  around to latitude 41° 16' 30" south off  St Helens Point, including the Furneaux Group of Islands (see map at bottom of this page). Please note GPS coordinates are in degrees, minutes, seconds, if using a different GPS format the coordinates must be accurately​ converted.  ​

 Published Notice - Dates of Closing of the Commercial Rock Lobster Fishery East Coast Catch Cap Area_June 2024

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the North East Catch-Cap area for the 2024/25 season. 

​Cumulative Catch from North East Catch Cap Area​ 2024/25

​Quota Year 2024/25
Catch Cap 100 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​​% Catch Cap Taken
​March 2024
14.9
85.1
14.9
​April 2024
19.7
65.4
19.7
​May 2024
2.0
63.5
2.0
​June 2024*
4.5
59.0
4.5
​July 2024



​August 2024



​September 2024



​​November 2024



​​TOTAL41.059.041.0

* Landed catch as of 1​ July 2024 from entered quota dockets.



Cumulative Catch from North East Catch Cap Area​ 2023/24

​Quota Year 2023/24
Catch Cap 100 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​ ​% Catch Cap Taken
​March 2023
22.22
77.78
22.22
​April 2023
17.86
59.92
17.86
​May 2023
2.69
57.23
2.69
​June 2023
5.28
51.95
5.28
​July 2023
35.50
16.45
35.50
​August 2023
12.17
4.28
12.17
​September 2023



​​November 2023



​​TOTAL95.724.2895.72

Finalised North East Catch Cap Catch 2023​

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

​Quota Year 2022/23
Catch Cap 100 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Caught
Total Uncaught​​% Catch Cap Taken
​March 2022
18.92
81.08
18.92
​April 2022
15.19
65.89
15.19
​May 2022
3.43
62.46
3.43
​June 2022
6.66
55.80
6.66
​July 2022
23.53
32.27
23.53
​August 2022
15.69
16.58
15.69
​September 2022
6.63
9.95
6.91
​​November 2022
13.49
-2.52
12.47
​​TOTAL103.54-3.54103.54

​Finalised North East Cap Catch 2022​

Map of North East Catch Cap Area

North East Coast Catch Cap

North East Coast Catch Cap


Contact

​Commercial Fisheries Management
Level3, 134 Macquarie Street 
GPO Box 44
​ HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: commercial.fishe​ries@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 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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