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CALAMARI REVIEW

DPIPWE requested public submissions on a Calamari Fishery Review with submissions closing on the 12th October - Download a copy of the TARFish submission by clicking here

ABALONE HARVEST STRATEGY ADVICE

DPIPWE requested public submissions on the first Draft Harvest Strategy for the Abalone Fishery in Tasmania. Submissions closed on the 28th September. Download a copy of the TARFish submission by clicking here. 

ROCK LOBSTER ADVICE

Minister Courtney requested advice from TARFish on a number of proposals for the upcoming fishing season for Rock Lobster including a response on season opening dates for 2018. A copy of that advice is available for download by clicking here.  

SALMON MARINE FARMING POSITION STATEMENT

Salmon marine farming has significantly developed in Tasmanian waters over the last 30 years and has become a key economic driver for the Tasmanian economy with particular social and community benefits at a regional coastal level. TARFish has, for nearly a decade, been directly involved in providing input into marine farming plan reviews, permits, lease amendments, certification assessments, research projects and providing feedback to marine farmers on the potential impacts of their activities as they relate to the recreational fishing sector. Coupled with the industry growth recreational fishers have seen the corresponding loss of access to many popular areas around the state due to salmonid marine farms..... Click here to download the full statement.

TARFish OFFSHORE RECREATIONAL FISHING CODE OF PRACTICE

TARFish has developed the Offshore Recreational Fishing Code of Practice to assist those fishers who have an interest in exploring waters and locations over the horizon safely. Download a copy by clicking here or contact us and we will post you a free copy.

SPAWNING SOURCES KING GEORGE WHITING REPORT

Click here to download FRDC report on the spawning sources, movement patterns, and nursery area replenishment of spawning populations of King George Whiting in south -eastern Australia

TARFISH BULLETIN

Download the September 2018 edition by clicking here

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TARFish is the government recognised, fully independent peak body which was established to look after the interests of recreational marine fishers in Tasmania. TARFish continues to grow and mature as an association and remains committed and flexible to the needs of Tasmania’s recreational marine fishing community. If you would like to join TARFish and support the association setup to look after your interests then simply fill out the online form or print the Associate Member Application Form, complete the details and post the completed application to TARFish.

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ELECTRONIC FISHING MAP

TARFish has completed an electronic fisheries map to increase public awareness and knowledge about the breadth and extent of marine fishing activities in Tasmanian state waters. Requires use of the Google Earth free browser program.

Learn more here