fisheries 2020

Licences now available

licence 2020

Recreational sea fishing licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, nets and set lines are now available online and at Service Tasmania.

All licences expire on 31 October. This includes your scallop licence, so to continue to dive for scallops until the season closes on 30 November 2020, you will need to renew your licence.


Rock lobster season

rock lobster

The recreational rock lobster season opens this Sunday, 1 November in all waters except the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone (ECSRZ).

You can have a pot on state waters (except in the ECSRZ) from 6am on Saturday, 31 October but only set it after 1pm on this day.

The East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone opens on Saturday, 5 December.

· Can I transit through closed waters?

· Check the ECSRZ boundary maps

Last chance to have your say

tackle box

The date for submissions on the Tasmanian Recreational Sea Fishing Strategy Discussion Paper has been extended until midnight this Sunday, 1 November. Don't miss this chance to have your say on our recreational fishing future.

Fishing reminders

1 November 2020 North Coast spawning squid area re-opens (from Cape Grim east to Cape Naturaliste).
1 November 2020 Recreational rock lobster season opens in waters outside the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone.
1 November 2020 Striped trumpeter season re-opens.
15 November 2020 East Coast squid closure area including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage re-opens.
30 November 2020 Recreational scallop season closes for all waters at midnight.
5 December 2020 The East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone opens for recreational rock lobster fishing.


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