Report Signs of a Marine Heatwave

You can use this form to report signs of a marine heatwave.

If you have observed multiple sick or dying fish in one area, it is considered an animal disease emergency. Do not fill out this form. Instead, call the relevant hotline:

  • Stressed, sick or dying fish (including shellfish, abalone and rock lobster) - Call the Emergency Disease Hotline on 1800 675 888
  • Large numbers of dead fish - Call the EPA Incident Response Hotline on 1800 005 171

If you have observed any sick, dying or dead marine mammals and seabirds, do not fill out this form. Instead, call the Marine Wildlife Hotline on 0427 942 537. Time is critical during a rescue attempt or for testing deceased animals.

For species occurring outside their normal range, please log the sighting via the Redmap website - do not report it here.

If you took any photos or images of the incident you can upload up to 5 images below.


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What would you like to report observations of?

For species occurring outside their normal range, please log the sighting via the Redmap website.

   



Date and time of your observation
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Where did you observe the event? Please include as many details of the area as possible, including GPS coordinates (decimal degrees/minutes to 3 places) and water depth if known, as this will help us investigate what you have reported.




What species has been affected? If you do not know the species name, please describe its appearance. If you have any images, please upload them below.




Were greater than four animals sick, dying or dead? For abalone and scallops, empty shells can indicate dead fish. If your answer is ‘Yes’ please call the relevant hotline at the top of this form.



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If there were zero fish in this category please enter “0”.





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If there were zero fish in this category please enter “0”.





Please describe what you saw. If you have any images, please upload them below.


Only image(.jpg, .tiff, .png), plain text (.txt), Word (.doc or .docx), Excel (.xls or .xlsx), PDF or ZIP files are accepted.






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    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