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​​​Revenue from the sale of sea fishing licences supports the Fishwise fund which supports the following recreational fisheries programs:
  • Recreational Fisheries – includes staffing and operating the Recreational Fisheries Advisory Committee which advises the Minister.​

  • Licensing and Administration funds the recreational fisheries licensing system, sale and distribution of licences.
  • Communications – fisheries communication and products including website, fisheries displays, fishing guides and phone app, fishing measuring rulers and brochures.
  • Community Partnerships – includes Fishcare which promotes sustainable recreational fishing practices.
  • Resource Management – contributes to research including IMAS recreational fishery researchers, the general recreational fishing survey and the annual survey of rock lobster and abalone licence holders.

    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

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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