Abalone Area Management

​Area restrictions 

​For information and maps about abalone reserves an​​d research areas, see the Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas​ pages on this website. 


​Abalone biosecurity area 

​​​​Northern Bass Strait Waters 

​You can take abalone within 50 metres of the shore of any island in Borthern Bass Strait Waters but abalone cannot be taken or possessed elsewhere in the area. This restriction aims to limit the risks associated with the spread of Abalone Vir​al Ganglioneuritis (AVG). 

Recreationally caught abalone cannot be on board any vessels other than commercial trading vessels in the Northen Bass Strait Waters area unless within 50 metres of the shore of any land. ​

Northern Bass Strait Waters 


    Contact

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

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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