© Tasmanian Government. Image Peter Gouldthorpe
Season: Open all year

bag limit5


possession limit10


boat limit-

Guide to symbols

bagBag Limit
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boatBoat Limit

Minimum size


Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Other names

alfonsino, alfonsin, long-finned beryx, red bream

Scientific name

Beryx decadactylus

Grows to

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Identifying features

​The imperador has a deep body and a single short dorsal fin. It is a bright red pink colour along the back shading to a silvery pink along the sides and belly. It has very large eyes, a large mouth and small scales. Similar to the redfish, it can be distinguished by its deeper body shape and silvery sides.


Found near the bottom in depths between 180 - 1000 metres.

Fishing information

This deepwater species may be encountered when fishing in waters off the continental shelf for species such as blue-eye trevalla.


This species is excellent eating.


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


Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550