seafish 2017 04 26 craysThe Rock lobster season is closing this weekend

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The recreational rock lobster season closes next Monday 1st May 2017 for:

  • all rock lobster in the Eastern Region; and
  • for females in the Western Region.

You must have rock lobster pots and rings off the water in the Eastern Region by midnight on Sunday 30th April. You cannot transit to or from the Western Region around Whale Head with rock lobsters or rock lobster gear on board.

The season for males in the Western Region remains open until 31 August 2017.


See Tassie's largest flathead at AgFest

Check out the Recreational Fisheries displays at AgFest from May 4-6 at Site 349 on Third Avenue including:

  • Tasmania's largest sand flathead;
  • Live rock lobster;
  • Fish filleting and handling demos;
  • Kids fishing pool; and
  • All your fishing questions answered!

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Huon Region biotoxin warning

Public Health have issued a warning not to eat recreationally harvested wild shellfish from the Huon Estuary Region.

Read the Public Health alert here

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Season reminder - The banded morwong season re-opens statewide from Monday, 1st May.

See here for recreational season dates

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Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
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