Fisheries Digital Transition Project

​​The long-term vision of the Fisheries Digital Transition Project (FDTP) is to transition commercial fisheries into the digital age.

About the FDTP

The FDTP commenced in 2018 under the Tasmanian Government 'Taking Seafood to the Next Level' policy. 

The program aims to deliver modern digital platforms for commercial fishers and fish processors to enable faster and simpler interactions with the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania, in accordance with the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and its subordinate legislation.

Legislative changes through the Living Marine Miscellaneous Amendments (Digital Processes)​ Act 2021 commenced on 31 March 2023. These changes amended the LMRMA to enable digital processes relating to fisheries licensing and catch reporting. 

The project is funded until June 2024.

Project scope

Progress of FDTP actions to date:

​Proclaim the Living Marine Miscellaneous Amendments (Digital Processes) Act 2021 to support digital solutions for Tasmania's commercial wild fisheries.
Complete – the Living Marine Miscellaneous Amendments (Digital Process​es) Act 2021 was proclaimed on 31 March 2023.
Develop and release a mobile applicatio​n to enable digital reporting for the rock lobster, giant crab and abalone fisheries.Complete (rock lobster and giant crab) – the Tas eFish mobile app to provide a digital alternative to telephone reporting has been released for commercial rock lobster and giant crab fishers.
Underway (abalone) work is underway on an app for commercial abalone fishers.
Develop and release a Marine Police/Fisheries Officer application to assist with compliance.Underway – development is scheduled for a new application to provide fisheries officers with the ability to view reports made through Tas eFish.
Develop tools to support certain​ licence-related applications online.
Complete - ​FishPort went live in 2020, allowing limited licensing applications and administrative tasks to be submitted and paid for online.​​​



    Contact

    Fisheries Digital Transition Project
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3042
    Email: fdtp@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