Fishing by Species

Specific rules apply when fishing for some species such as rock lobster, abalone and scallops.

  • Rock Lobster and Crab
    Licences, catch reporting, gear restrictions, area restrictions, size, bag and possession limits apply for rock lobster (crayfish) in Tasmania.
  • Abalone
    Licences, catch limits, gear and area restrictions apply for recreational abalone fishing.
  • Scallop Fishing
    Information on recreational scallop licence, season dates, bag limits and area restrictions in Tasmania.
  • Shellfish and Shell Collecting
    Bag limits, protected species and safe eating advice for recreationally collected shellfish such as mussels, clams and oysters.
  • Seaweed Collection
    Collection of cast seaweed for private use.
  • Protected Species
    Tasmania's protected fish species.

Contact

‚ÄčRecreational Fishing Enquiries
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

Hotline

Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

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