Fishery Stock Assessments

Stock assessments of wild fisheries in Tasmania are undertaken by our nominated service provider, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania.

Stock Assessment Reports

For current and past fishery assessment reports for the following fisheries, please see the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies' website Tasmanian Wild Fisheries Assessments

For printed assessments, see their Publications & Resources page.

  • Scalefish​
  • Rock lobster
  • Abalone
  • Giant crab
  • Other fisheries including recreational projects
For a list of current research projects being undertaken by IMAS, go to the Fisheries Research page on the IMAS website.

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Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement

Wild fisheries stock assessments are provided to the Tasmanian Government under a Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement (SMRCA). This broadly includes the provision of fishery assessments, management advice and tactical projects on current fishery issues.​

As partners in the Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration Agreement, IMAS and the Tasmanian Government aim to:
  • undertake leading, world-class research into temperate marine and coastal research.
  • support the effective and sustainable management of Tasmanian marine resources and ensure that the maximum benefit accrues to the Tasmanian environment, economy and its industries.
  • provide fisheries, aquaculture, estuarine and coastal environmental research and development services to the Crown, the University, and the fishing and aquaculture industries.
  • support the Crown’s legislative and administrative obligations through the provision of research, data and advice.
    to assist in developing and encouraging new industry and in marketing Tasmania’s natural marine resources in a way that is sustainable now and for future generations.
  • build capacity of people working in temperate marine research, including postgraduate students.
  • encourage partnerships, linkages and integrated arrangements which would facilitate achievement of the Agreement through industry engagement.​​

    Contact

    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

    Hotline

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    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 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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