Spawning Squid Closure Dates

​The spawning squid and calamari closure dates have been announced for 2022.

North Coast

The squid and calamari fisheries will be closed to recreational and commercial fishing on the north coast from 23 September - 31 October inclusive, to protect spawning calamari. During the closure, taking or possessing calamari and other squid is prohibited in the closed area.

The extra week closure in September adds additional protection while longer term management arrangements are progressed.

Squid that has been bought commercially can be used for bait.

East Coast

Dates are unchanged for the annual squid and calamari closure on the upper south East Coast including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage, from 15 October - 14 November inclusive.

For maps and more information, see squid and calamari closure areas.

Published on: 9/6/2022

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