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Rock Lobster Season Closing Soon

A reminder to fishers that there's not long before the recreational rock lobster season closes on 30 April for:

  • the entire Eastern Region; and
  • for females in the Western Region. 

The season for males in the Western Region remains open until 31 August 2016.

The total closure for the Eastern Region is part of the recreational catch reduction outlined in the East Coast rock lobster rebuilding strategy.

Scallop Update

Public Health warning

The Department of Health has recently lifted their public warning not to eat wild harvested recreational shellfish including scallops due to Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxin which was detected on Tasmania's East Coast in March.

The Department has a standing warning recommending people do not eat recreationally harvested wild bivalve shellfish taken under certain conditions.

Channel scallop survey

A scallop survey was conducted in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel last week by scientists from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

The results will be analysed with a view to determining whether stocks have recovered enough to consider a change to the Channel's closed status in either 2017 or 2018.

Visit us at AgFest

Recreational Fisheries will be at AgFest from May 5-7 with the following displays:

  • Large flathead and other key recreational fish;
  • Fish filleting and handling demonstrations;
  • Live rock lobster;
  • Kid's fishing pool;
  • Fishcare trailer; and
  • All your fishing questions answered!

Drop in to see us at Site 436 on Fourth Avenue.

Season Reminder

The banded morwong season re-opens statewide from Sunday, May 1st

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