Danish Seine Fishery Areas

​​​Danish seiners can only operate in Tasmanian State waters, which generally extends from the coast out to three nautical miles (5.5 kilometres).  

Further restrictions have been implemented in these waters to provide equal access to user groups and allow for adequate stock protection. For these reasons, all waters within one nautical mile of the Tasmanian coast are closed to Danish seining, with the exception of Ile des Phoques (White Rock).

A number of other river mouths and protected bays and inlets are also closed to fishing including the River Derwent and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. Below are three maps detailing the closed areas and access restrictions in high use regions of the State.

Click on the thumbnails to view larger maps:

Map 1: South East
Thumbnail map showing Danish Seine Prohibited  Area - South East Coast
Map 2: East Coast
Thumbnail map showing Danish Seine Prohibited Area - Mercury Passage and Great Oyster Bay
Map 3: North Coast
Thumbnail Map Showing Danish Seine Prohibited Area - North Coast

Contact

Commercial Scalefish Management​
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 0457 006 821
Email: commercial.fisheries@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 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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