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.
New River Lagoon
Upstream from the mouth.
Reserves and Research Areas
Port Davey/Bathurst Harbour Marine Nature Reserve
This 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 diving for abalone and rock lobster only, using a rock lobster pot or ring, line fishing with no more than 5 hooks per line and trolling. All netting, set lines and the taking of marine plants and cast seaweed is prohibited.
See a map of this reserve
More information about Marine Reserves and
Fisheries Research Areas.
Shark Refuge Areas
There are no shark refuge areas in this area of the State. Find out more about
shark refuge areas
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