Wild Shellfish Alert - Do not eat wild shellfish from areas in and around Spring Bay and the Mercury Passage in South East Tasmania.
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.
bead weed, bubbleweed, seagrapes, Neptunes pearls
This seaweed’s pearl or bubble-like structures which can be filled with either water or air are easily recognisable. It is predominantly yellow in colour with green and brown also seen. On hot days it can dry out and die, then turning an orange colour.
This species cannot be cut from stalks in the waters and can only be taken if washed up.
The bag limit applies for cast (washed ashore) seaweed for private use only. Collection is only from beaches with public access. Seaweed attached to the sea floor must not be harvested.
Found on rocks in low energy intertidal areas down to lowest tidal regions.
This species of seaweed is commonly seen around intertidal rock pools and ledges when the tide is low. Be careful not to step on this seaweed when rock fishing.
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