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Blacklip abalone

Total allowable catch set for commercial abalone fishery

The total allowable catch for the commercial abalone fishery has been set for the 2023 season.

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Garfish recreational catch

Garfish spawning closures

Seasonal spawning closures for garfish will apply to both recreational and commercial fishers for the first time from November 2022.

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Gillnetting in Tasmania

Macquarie Harbour netting changes

Changes to recreational netting in Macquarie Harbour are being implemented to reduce interactions with endangered Maugean skates.

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Artificial reef Great Bay

New artificial reef installed in D’Entrecasteaux Channel

Recreational fishers will reap the benefits of a new artificial reef which has now been installed in Great Bay in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.

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Commercial fishing boats Currie Harbour

Rock lobster vessel monitoring system rollout on track

Vessel monitoring systems are being implemented across the commercial rock lobster fleet.

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Seafood industry awards

National Seafood Award winners

The winners of the 2022 National Seafood Awards were announced at the Seafood Directions Conference held in Brisbane in September.

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Escaped salmon catch

Recreational fishers chase salmon escapees

Recreational fishers are reporting catches of large-sized Atlantic salmon escapees following a recent escape event from an aquaculture pen.

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Rock lobster underwater

Managing rock lobster stocks for the future

New rules will come into place for Tasmania's rock lobster fishery on 1 November 2022.

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