Recently Atlantic salmon seems to be a very hot topic amongst local anglers, especially those in the south of the state in the D'Entrecasteaux area. Northern anglers should take a close look at the Tamar as there are opportunities here as well.
The recent "great escape" has provided a perfect opportunity for fresh and saltwater anglers alike to experience some truly memorable sport. Tasmania's pristine, clean and cool waters are the perfect nursery for the Atlantic Salmon and as our local fish farms produce more and more fresh quality seafood it is a fact that there are going to be tangible consequences.
|Scallop Season Opens|
The 2014 recreational scallop season opens from this Saturday, 12 April and runs until July 31. The D'Entrecasteaux Channel remains closed to protect scallop stocks, so you cannot take or possess scallops in this area or transit through it with scallops on board your boat. Reports last year indicated that scallop divers were most active on the East Coast from Coles Bay to Marion Bay.
Marine Discovery Weekend
I thought you might like to know about our Marine Discovery Weekends coming up - this weekend in St Helens!
We're working with local councils and businesses to put these activities on at really inexpensive prices, to help people explore our amazing marine life and have fun on the coast. More info and tickets are at www.marinediscover.com
Check out the poster below and please pass it on to anyone who might be interested.
Below are the latest stories from the IFS website (since 22 January 2013) from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Fisheries Compliance - Australia Day Long Weekend
MAST Flare Nights
Mast has been busy around the boat ramps over summer as well as doing Flare & Safety nights around the state. Recently we have been to Wynyard and last night, Wednesday 26 February, we were at Montrose Bay Yacht Club where 54 turned out in better conditions than the last time we were there.
Next Wednesday night, the 5th of March, we will be at Tamar Yacht Club where we hope to see a big crowd. The best so far this summer has been 124 at Kettering Yacht Club in December. Last year MAST ran 38 flare demonstrations around the state.
Amateur fishers reminded to give dolphins a chance
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Recreational fishers have been reminded to check their nets regularly for bycatch after a grisly find at Eaglehawk Neck earlier this week. A young dolphin with its tail severed and other injuries that appeared consistent with net entanglement was discovered on the Tessellated Pavement and reported to the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
DPIPWE wildlife biologist Rachael Alderman said fishers need to be aware of the potential for marine mammals and seabirds to become entangled in unattended nets.
Australian Fly Fishing Museum
Ever thought of giving something back to the community? Yes I am talking about volunteering.
The Australian Fly Fishing Museum needs volunteers for the Clarendon site - just out of Evandale in Northern Tasmania.
It is a pretty easy job and a knowledge of fishing or fly fishing is not a requirement. Training is provided. If you do have an interest in fly fishing all the better.
Latest stories from the IFS website (since December 2013)
They are listed from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories.
Ricegrass is an invasive species which colonises mudflats and estuaries. It clogs up channels, and destroys habitat for wader birds and breeding grounds for fish such as flat-head and flounder.
Latest stories from the IFS website since November 2013, from oldest to latest.
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Inland Fisheries Service has assisted Parks and Wildlife Service to install new reserve signage at Little Pine Lagoon. The signs are in the new Parks blue and white colour palette and replace the ...
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