Community Service Announcement from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis (AVG)
Everyone has an important part to play in preventing the spread of the current abalone disease outbreak.
Precautionary measures have been put in place including the closure of the recreational abalone fishery at Bicheno. This means it’s now an offence to take abalone from this fishery.
Everyone is strongly encouraged not to dive, fish or boat in this area. If you do, you must clean your boat and disinfect any diving, fishing and other gear before leaving the area.
All these biosecurity measures are very important to help protect Tasmania’s wild abalone during the current outbreak.
Please do your bit to help.
For further information visit the Department of Primary Industries,
Parks, Water and Environment’s website: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au
Attached is a flyer. Please feel free to distribute it.