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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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stay afloat

Supporting mental health in the seafood sector

A training vessel supporting critical work for mental health in the seafood sector was launched by the Premier on R U OK Day.

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Calamari on rock

Spawning Squid Closure Dates

Areas around Tasmania's north and east coasts close seasonally to protect spawning calamari and squid.

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Agfest Fishing Hub

Fishing Hub wows Agfest crowds

The inaugural Fishing Hub at this year's Agfest saw thousands of patrons getting involved in fish for the future activities.

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Blacklip abalone

Consultation - Fisheries Regulations Amendments

​​Public comment is now open on proposed amendments to the Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016.

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Fishing Tas website

Welcome to the new Fishing Tasmania website

Explore the exciting new features on our website.

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