East Coast Catch Cap

The East Coast Catch Cap Area is now closed to commercial rock lobster fishing. 

This area will reopen from 00:01 Thursday 1 March. Pots can be set from 1pm Wednesday 28 Feb 2018


Rec Fishing Certificate Card 2013-14The catch cap for the 2017/18 quota year for the East Coast Catch-Cap Area has been set at 119 tonnes. 

When 114 tonnes has been landed (5 tonnes remaining to be caught) fishers will be given five days notice that the catch cap area will close. Fishers will be notified of the date of closure by text message, email and message broadcast by Tas Maritime Radio during their daily skeds.

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the East Coast Catch Cap area for the 2017/18 season.  This page will be updated with catch figures from the catch cap area monthly and then from November will be updated weekly.

Cumulative Catch from East Coast Catch Cap Area​ 2017/18

​Quota year 2017/18 Catch Cap 119 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Total Uncaught​ ​% of Catch Cap Taken
​March 2017
​April 201712.3981.9610.41
​May 20171.8280.141.53
​June 20176.1374.015.15
​July 201712.9961.0210.92
​August 201711.0849.949.31
​September 2017049.940
​October 2017049.940
​November 20170.4349.510.36
​December 201725.4024.1121.34
​January 201821.62
February 2018*1.540.961.29
​TOTAL      118.040.96       99.19

*Catch as of dockets received on 14 February 2018

Total landings from the East Coast Catch-Cap area up to the same period during 2016/17 season were 103.7 tonnes.

See also catches taken in the east coast catch cap area during past seasons.


Map of East Coast Rock Lobster Catch-Cap Area

East Coast Catch-Cap Area 


Principal Fisheries Management Officer (Crustaceans)
Hilary Revill
1 Franklin Wharf
Phone: 03 6165 3036
Email: hilary.revill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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