LONGSPINED SEA URCHIN MARINE PEST
Centrostephanus rodgersii is a marine pest that is having a major impact on the marine environment in Tasmanian waters. IMAS have recently undertook a resurvey of the impacts of centro on reefs in Tasmania. Download a copy of their current report by clicking here.
ROCK LOBSTER TAC ADVICE
Each year TARFish provides the fisheries minister with advice on the annual Total Allowable Catch of Rock Lobster for the following season. Our advice is based on the most recent Rock Lobster research findings from the perspective of the recreational sector and the broader stock assessment information. Download a copy of the 2019/20 fishing season advice by clicking here.
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
Download the December 2018 edition by clicking here