Seaweed Collection

​​​Recreational seaweed collectionRecreational harvesters of beach-cast seaweed do not require a licence if the following is met:
  • Only take for private use and not for profit or commercial use.
  • Only take from public access beaches or where the landholder have given permission for beach access.
  • A daily limit of 100 kilograms per person per day.
  • ​No take any seaweed that is in the water or attached to the seabed. 
The Japanese brown algae, Undaria (also known as wakame), is a marine pest ​species​. Care needs to be taken to stop its spread. Keep your boat hull and equipment clean, particularly if moving from area to area.

    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

    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