Harvest Strategy Policy

Harvest strategies​ achieve fishery management objectives by establishing clear guidelines for management actions that are to occur in response to changes in the fishery.

The animation explains the purpose of a fisheries harvest strategy.

  Harvest Strategy Policy for Tasmanian Fisheries 2024

A framework to develop, implement and review harvest strategies and rebuilding strategies for Tasmanian wild fisheries.

 Implementation Guidelines for Harvest Strategy Policy for Tasmanian Wild Fisheries

Supporting guidelines that provide clear direction to fisheries managers, fishery scientists and key stakeholders for application of the policy.

It is important to note that the policy and policy guidelines are not, themselves, a harvest strategy. Rather, they provide the framework for future development of harvest strategies.

The draft policy and policy guidelines should be read together. They aim to balance clear policy principles with retaining the flexibility to tailor harvest strategies to meet individual fishery needs. Together, they outline the process and key elements for a consistent approach to developing harvest strategies in Tasmania.

Policy principles

Harvest strategy principles TasmaniaThe policy supports the objectives of the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and was developed in accordance with the National Guidelines to Develop Fishery Harvest Strategies.


Although harvest strategies can manage extraction from all sectors including commercial and non-commercial fishing, this policy does not establish a resource sharing policy.

Public consultation

Feedback on the draft policy and policy guidelines was sought from all stakeholders including commercial, recreational and Aboriginal cultural fishers, as well as scientist, environmentalist and other interested parties during 2023.


    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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    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