North East Catch Cap

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Status: PARTIALLY OPEN

The area from Eddystone Point, line of latitude 40° 59’ 35” south to St Helens Point, line of latitude 41° 16’ 30” south is closed. This area will open to commercial fishing on 1 March 2023. ​

The North East Catch Cap is set at 100 tonnes for the 2022/23 quota year commencing 1 March 2022.

​The North East Catch Cap area encompasses waters east of Point Sorell around to St Helens Point, including the Furneaux Group of Islands. See the map below for details of the exact boundary lines.

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the North East Catch-Cap area for the 2022/23 season. 

See also catch taken in the North East Catch Cap Area from past season.

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
15.43
16.84
15.43
​September 2022**​
6.60
10.24
6.60
​October 2022



​November 2022


​December 2022



​January 2023

​February 2023

​TOTAL 89.76 10.24 89.76

Updated 30 September 2022​

** Catch data from rock lobster telephone unloading reports

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

Rock Lobster NorthEast Catch Cap Area Summary

Map of North East Catch Cap Area

North East Coast Catch Cap

North East Coast Catch Cap


Contact

Commercial Marine Plant Management
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 0457 124 668
Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

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Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

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

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GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

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Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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