Seaweed cannot be taken in Marine Nature Reserves.
The bag limit applies for cast seaweed for private use only. Collection is only from beaches with public access. Seaweed attached to the sea floor must not be harvested.
Giant kelp attaches to rocky substrates in depths between 5-35 metres and can form kelp forests with dense canopies at the surface. It is an important part of the marine ecosystem, providing both a structural habitat and food for marine invertebrates and fishes. Cast seaweed is also an important micro habitat for small beach invertebrates. Found mainly on the east and south east coasts of Tasmania.
When alive, it cannot be cut or harvested in Tasmania. Only seaweed cast on to beaches and the shoreline can be taken.