Abalone Futures Workshop

​​​​​The Abalone Futures Workshop was held in April 2022 in Launceston, hosted by the Wild Fisheries Management Branch of the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania.  

The Workshop brought together stakeholders in Tasmania's abalone fishery, including representatives from the Aboriginal cultural, recr​eational and commercial fisheries sectors, as well as researchers and fisheries managers.​

The objectives of the workshop were:

  1. To ensure a common understanding of factors that are shaping the recent performance and likely trajectory of Tasmanian abalone stocks and fishery behaviour under current and potential future market, management, access (especially recreational) and climate regimes;
  2. To identify actions which may be taken by research, industry and government agencies to avoid recruitment overfishing in the near term (1-3 years) via an update of the current harvest Strategy and reform of fisheries governance (under LMRMA Review);
  3. To identify actions which may be taken by research, industry, and government to promote recovery of abalone stocks in the medium to longer term (3 years+) and promote greater understanding of the importance of shared stewardship among key stakeholders in the management processes; and
  4. To identify and prioritize innovations and investments in Abalone research, harvesting and management which are necessary to underpin the sustainability of Tasmanian Abalone Stocks in the longer term.

The report from the workshop is available here:​

 Abalone Futures Workshop Report 2022 (PDF 6Mb)​

Abalone Futures Workshop attendees

Attendees at the Abalone Futures Workshop held in Launceston in April 2022.


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    Wild Fisheries Management Branch
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
    GPO Box 44
    Hobart TAS 7001
    Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
    Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au


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