Rock lobster season dates

​Recreational and commercial rock lobster season dates are now available for the 2022-23 season.

Opening dates


Recreational Fishery

  • All waters, except the East Coast Rock Lobster Stock Rebuilding Zone OPEN from Saturday, 5 November 2022.
  • East Coast Rock Lobster Stock Rebuilding Zone – Eddystone Point south to Tasman Head, Bruny Island (including the D’Entrecasteaux Channel) OPEN from Saturday, 3 December 2022.

 
Commercial Fishery

  • All waters, except the East Coast Rock Lobster Stock Rebuilding Zone OPEN from Tuesday, 15 November 2022.
  • East Coast Rock Lobster Stock Rebuilding Zone – Eddystone Point south to Tasman Head, Bruny Island OPEN from Tuesday, 6 December 2022.

Closing dates


Recreational Fishery

  • Eastern Region, male and female rock lobster closed from Monday, 1 May 2023.
  • Western Region, female rock lobster closed from Monday, 1 May 2023.
  • Western Region, male rock lobster closed from Friday, 1 September 2023.

 
Commercial Fishery

  • All waters, female rock lobster closed from Monday, 1 May 2023.
  • St Helens Point south to Sandy Cape, male rock lobster closed from Friday, 1 September 2023.
  • Statewide, male rock lobster closed from Sunday, 1 October 2023.

Published on: 8/14/2022

Hotline

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0427 655 557

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Contact us

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 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: fishing.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au