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Police on patrol Macquarie Harbour
5/7/2024

Know before you go: Netting in Macquarie Harbour

If you’re planning to go netting in Macquarie Harbour, make sure you’re aware of the local netting rules, which are in place to help protect the endangered Maugean skate.

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Report your rock lobster catch using the Fishing Tas app
25/6/2024

Recreational rock lobster catch reporting so far

Catch reporting has now been in place for six months. What do the results tell us so far?

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Scallops generic
4/6/2024

D'Entrecasteaux Channel to stay closed to scallop fishing for forseeable future

The D’Entrecasteaux Channel will remain closed to scallop fishing for the forseeable future, following the results of the most recent IMAS survey, which showed no significant improvement in scallop densities in the area.

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Australian salmon in knotless landing net
13/3/2024

Tips for hooking and cooking Australian salmon

Australian salmon are a great species to catch from shore or boat. Here are a few things you can do to increase your chance of hooking one.

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Large tiger flathead catch
23/2/2024

No commercial take of sand flathead in state waters

Sand flathead is now a recreational-only species, placing the rebuild of Tasmania’s favourite recreational fish directly in the hands of recreational fishers.

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Rock lobster translocation
13/11/2023

Translocation boosting rock lobster stock recovery on East Coast

Approximately 175 000 lobsters are set to be translocated to the East Coast this season, enough to offset the entire East Coast recreational and commercial catch from 2022/23.

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Elephant Rock markers
7/11/2023

Elephant Rock and North Bay Rock Lobster Research Areas open to recreational potting

Elephant Rock and North Bay Rock Lobster Research Areas on the East Coast are opening for recreational-only rock lobster potting from 2 December 2023.

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Clinic at Clarence Point
25/7/2023

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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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