Calamari Fishery Management Options

Southern calamari  
The calamari fishery is facing increased fishing pressure from both the recreational and commercial sectors and is impacted by changing environmental conditions. Calamari stocks have been assessed as depleting for the past three years by the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and so now require new management controls.

A discussion paper putting forward possible management options to meet stock sustainability targets was released in October 2021. Commercial and recreational fishers and the broader community completed the surveys on the options proposed.

The options for possible changes include:
  • introducing limited licences to the commercial fishery, and
  • reducing catch limits for recreational fishers.
This is an informal feedback stage to gain early involvement from the broader fishing community.

You will have a further opportunity to comment on any final proposed changes to the Fisheries (Scalefish) Rules 2015.


Discussion Paper



    Contact

    Calamari Fishery Management
    Wild Fisheries Management Branch
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Mobile: 0457 006 821
    Email: calamari@nre.tas.gov.au

    Recreational Fishing Enquiries
    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
    Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

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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 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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