DPIPWE Fishing News Updates August 2011

Recreational Rock Lobster Fishery
More information at our Recreational Fishing Seasons webpage:

Striped Trumpeter Season Closure
A reminder that the striped trumpeter season is closed from 1 September to 31 October.

Become a Fishcare Volunteer
Fishcare Tasmania is a program operated by the Wild Fisheries Management Branch that educates the community about sustainable recreational fishing.
As a keen fisher, you may be interested in becoming a Fishcare volunteer yourself.
We are  particularly seeking volunteers for the North West, West coast, and South east to do school activities and associated fishing clinics.
More about Fishcare Tasmania - click here
Need more information?
To enquire about becoming a Volunteer, contact your Regional Fishcare Coordinator:

Fishwise Community Grant Round - Reminder applications close 31 August 2011
Interested in running a recreational fishing project or know someone that is?  Why not apply for a Fishwise Community Grant.  
Projects must be relevant to recreational sea fishing in one or more of the following areas:
•      improved resource management;
•      education and awareness;
•      training that aids better fishing practices.
More details, including application forms, are available online at www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/fishwise.
Applicants are encouraged to contact DPIPWE on 6233 9072 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance with developing their grant ideas.
Recreational sea fishing licence fees, provide resources to run these programs, including Fishcare, through the Fishwise Fund.