A new management plan for the Tasmanian Rock Lobster fishery has been approved. The new plan, set out in the Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2022 (Rules), sets out the rules for all users of the rock lobster fishery.
The new Rules will come into place on 1 November 2022 for a period of ten years, replacing the current Rules which expire in October 2022.
The rules introduce a number of changes to increase the sustainability of the rock lobster fishery, as well as improving compliance and reporting to ensure the integrity of the fisheries management system.
The most significant change is that new minimum size limits are being introduced for all fishers to better reflect regional lobster growth rates and size at maturity, and boost egg production.
For more details, see Rock Lobster Fishery Changes.