News and Events


Clinic at Clarence Point

Hooked on Winter Fishing Clinics

The Recreational Fishing team held fishing clinics at jetties and wharves across the state during the July school holidays.

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New FADs to hit water

Nine new FADs are set to hit the water around Tassie in September.

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Phasing out recreational gillnetting

The government has committed to phasing out recreational gillnetting over the next ten years, in three stages. Here's what that looks like.

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DepletingDepleted Species

Checking in on the health our scalefish fisheries

As part of the Scalefish Rules Review, we're proposing rule changes for all the scalefish species which are depleting and depleted. Here's a snapshot of why these fisheries are struggling, and how the proposed changes aim to help.

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Large tiger flathead catch

Are commercial fishers taking most of the sand flathead?

No, and here's how we know.

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Harvest Strategy

Public consultation opens for Harvest Strategy Policy

The draft Harvest Strategy Policy for Tasmanian Wild Fisheries and Implementation Guidelines are now available for public consultation.

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Blacklip abalone

A "Paua-ful" event: The 11th International Abalone Symposium

The International Abalone Symposium in Auckland, supported by the Tasmanian Government, brought together abalone industry, research, and government delegates from across the world.

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SMRCA Signing

Sustainable research agreement renewed

The sustainable research agreement between NRE Tas, IMAS and the University of Tasmania has been renewed for another 10 years.

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Recreational Fishing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647


Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550