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Sea Fishing & Aquaculture

Fish illustration by Peter GouldthorpeThe Department manages recreational and commercial sea fisheries and has a strong focus on marine education and promoting public awareness of sustainable fisheries practices.

Marine farming is also regulated by the Department and has expanded rapidly in Tasmania in the past decade to become one of Tasmania's major industries.

 Hot Topics
Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2013-14 | Recreational Rock Lobster FAQs | Recreational Sea Fishing Licences | Recreational Fishing Seasons | Tasmanian Sea Fishing Guide Phone App | Rock Lobster Total Allowable Catch

Recreational Fishing
Licences, area restrictions, gear restrictions, seasons, fish species, bag and possession limits and sea fishing hints and tips.
Commercial Fishing
Information on Tasmanian commercial wild fisheries and how they are managed. Includes abalone, rock Lobster, scalefish, scallops and shellfish.
Sustainable Fisheries Management
Information on Tasmanian wild fisheries legislation, management plans, ministerial guidelines and Fisheries Advisory Committees.
Community Resources
Access to community fisheries resources including Fishcare Tasmania, Fishwise Community Fund and Fishwatch.
Publications and Products
Includes fishing guides, maps, posters, newsletters, and links to apps email updates for recreational and commercial fishers.
Marine Farming - Aquaculture
Now one of Tasmania's most significant industries, having expanded rapidly since the 1990s.

 What’s New
Giant Crab Total Allowable Catch | Recreational Fishing Research Projects | Fish Species Information | Posters | Fishery Stock Assessments | Fishwise Community Grants

Tasmanian Sea Fishing Guide phone app

Download Tas Fish Guide the new recreational fishing phone app - it's FREE for iPhone, iPad and Android!

Buy your Recreational Sea Fishing Licence online at

See Inland Fisheries at are now leaving our site. DPIPWE is not responsible for the content of the web site to which you are going. The link does not constitute any form of endorsement for freshwater fishing and angling licences.

Fishwatch - protect our fisheries resources by reporting illegal fishing to 0427 655 557.

See also: the Marine Environment


  Marine Resources Group
  GPO Box 44
  Hobart TAS 7001
  Phone: 03 6165 3000 or 1300 368 550

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