Restrictions on netting and the use of set lines apply in some areas around Tasmania, mainly in rivers and estuaries to protect vulnerable species or sensitive habitats. Check for any restrictions in your area before you go fishing.
North East River and Arthurs Creek Upstream of a line from the eastern tip of Holloway Point south to the northern tip of Foochow Beach.
Cameron Inlet Upstream of a line from the north-west tip of Planters Beach and west to the opposite shore.
Reserves and Research Areas
Kent Group Marine Nature Reserve
contains two zones - a no take zone where no fishing is allowed and a restricted fishing zone where some fishing is allowed. Restricted fishing includes dive fishing for rock lobster only, using a rock lobster pot or ring, line fishing with no more than 5 hooks per line and trolling (the taking of abalone
is allowed subject to Biosecurity Area restrictions). All netting, set lines, long and droplines and the taking of marine plants and cast seaweed is prohibited.
Click here for a map of this reserve.Inner Sister Island Research Area,
no taking of fish by diving within 500 m of the high water mark between 147˚
41'8"S and 147˚
42'6"S.See a map of this Research Area.More information about Marine Reserves
and Fisheries Research Areas
Shark Refuge Areas
There are no shark refuge areas in this area of the State. More information about
shark refuge areas
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