Inland Fisheries Service Report for Anglers Alliance Meeting – 17 August 2014

An extensive report for all anglers from IFS to AAT.
Anglers are invited to contact Anglers Alliance Tasmania in regard to these and any other issues. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Check Your Inflatable PFDs before EVERY trip

Do you have an Inflatable PFD?

  • 72% of Tasmanian boaters do.
  • MAST considers this equates to in excess of 80,000 jackets.
  • Last financial year only one in forty two were serviced by manufacturer’s accredited agents. 
  • Is it auto or manual inflate?
  • Does your crew know how to use a manual inflate PFD?     

Will yours work when required?

Recreational Boating Fund

Marine and Safety Tasmania announced the successful projects funded by the Recreational Boating Fund today.

 

 

Low Head Boat Ramp Upgrade - Delayed Reopening

Unfortunately yet another delay with reopening the ramp – now next Friday (27 June)! The dive crew the Contractors had booked to do the underwater work withdrew at the last minute. Fortunately they were able to get a replacement crew onsite on Wednesday and the dive work was finished yesterday. Just couple of things to finish off now and we should be ok to reopen next week.

Media release - AMEC (Australian Marine Engine Council)

The attached media release - released by the AMEC (Australian Marine Engine Council) yesterday - is extremely important for all in our industry. It details an update from Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt, which takes Australia a step closer to adopting Emissions Standards for outboard engines. Such regulations will mean no further import of high emission outboards.  This media release includes details of industry and AMEC contacts for further comment, as well as a link to the relevant page on the Minister's website.

Easter Fishing News

Scallop Season Opens
The 2014 recreational scallop season opens from this Saturday, 12 April and runs until July 31.  The D'Entrecasteaux Channel remains closed to protect scallop stocks, so you cannot take or possess scallops in this area or transit through it with scallops on board your boat.  Reports last year indicated that scallop divers were most active on the East Coast from Coles Bay to Marion Bay.

Marine Discovery Weekend

I thought you might like to know about our Marine Discovery Weekends coming up - this weekend in St Helens!
We're working with local councils and businesses to put these activities on at really inexpensive prices, to help people explore our amazing marine life and have fun on the coast. More info and tickets are at www.marinediscover.com

Check out the poster below and please pass it on to anyone who might be interested.

Cheers,
Bec
Marine Coordinator 
Environment Tasmania 

Below are the latest stories from the IFS website (since 22 January 2013) from oldest to latest. Click on the headline to take you to the stories. 

Fisheries Compliance - Australia Day Long Weekend
Over the Australia Day Long Weekend Inland Fisheries Officers patrolled many inland waters across the State. The objectives of the patrols were to ensure recreational angler compliance under the ...

MAST Flare Nights

Mast has been busy around the boat ramps over summer as well as doing Flare & Safety nights around the state. Recently we have been to Wynyard and last night, Wednesday 26 February, we were at Montrose Bay Yacht Club where 54 turned out in better conditions than the last time we were there.
Next Wednesday night, the 5th of March, we will be at Tamar Yacht Club where we hope to see a big crowd. The best so far this summer has been 124 at Kettering Yacht Club in December. Last year MAST ran 38 flare demonstrations around the state.

Anglers Alliance Report

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