The calamari and squid fisheries will be closed to recreational and commercial fishing on Tasmania's north coast from 1 - 31 October 2019 inclusive to protect spawning calamari.
During the closure period, taking or possessing calamari and other squid species is prohibited in the closed area. Squid that has been commercially purchased can be used for bait.
Dates for the annual calamari closure in upper south east coast waters including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage are unchanged, from 15 October to 14 November inclusive.
Temporary signs are being installed at fishing platforms and landing areas across the North Coast.
More information and source: https://dpipwe.tas.gov.au/sea-fishing-aquaculture/sustainable-fisheries-management/fisheries-management-strategies/north-coast-calamari-closure
Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647