2012-2013 Sea Fishing Season News from DPIPWE

Time to renew your licence
A reminder to fishers to renew their licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, netting and set-lines ahead of the start of the new recreational sea fishing licensing year on Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Sea fishing licences are available from all Service Tasmania shops and on the internet at www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence.

Sea Fishing Guide Available Online

The 2012-13 Recreational Sea Fishing Guide is now available online.  You can pick up a copy of the Guide or buy your licence for the new season from Service Tasmania outlets from 15 October.

Tasmanian Carp Management Program 2011-12 Annual Report

Thanks to all that have assisted us over the past twelve months. Please find attached the Tasmanian Carp Management Program 2011-12 annual report.

Regards - Chris

Latest Stories from the IFS website

Tasmanian carp eradication program taken to the international stage
The success of the IFS Carp Management Program has drawn some very positive international attention, with many countries keen to learn from our experience and expertise.

IFS Stocking News

Lake Kara was stocked today with 450 Atlantic salmon averaging 2kg, the fish were donated by Saltas from Wayatinah.
Brushy Lagoon was stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging 2.5kg on Thursday, the fish were donated by the Springfield hatchery.
Regards John Diggle
Director of Inland Fisheries

Conference highlights rec fishing importance

21 Aug 2012 - By Jim Harnwell
THE importance of recreational fishing to the Australian economy, as well as the role anglers can play as "stewards" of marine and freshwater environments, were among the issues discussed at the National Recreational Fishing Conference, held on the Gold Coast on the weekend.
Read the complete story here

GREENS MOVE TO OVERTURN FISHING QUOTA

With Liberal Support Could Be the Death-Knell for Super Trawler

Paul O’Halloran MP
Greens Member for Braddon

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
mps.tas.
greens.org.au
 

The Tasmanian Greens today welcomed moves by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson to move for the Senate to reverse the decision by the Australian Fishing Management Authority (AFMA) to lift the small pelagic fishery related quota which has enabled the proposed super trawler FV Margiris operation.

New CSIRO / IMOS Link

Please visit the new links on the main menu at the left. Select the text above for the East Coast (Syd-Hob) and the text below for a detailed map of TAS. Selecting their logo takes you to their main website. IMOS is described at their website as:

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) was established in 2007

Trout Weekend, Liawenee 2012

The annual Trout Weekend at Liawenee held on the Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of May was as popular as ever this year, with over 4,000 people braving the keen highland weather over the two days to enjoy a range of different attractions that make this event a must-see on the Tasmanian angling calendar.

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