East Coast Catch Cap
The East Coast Catch Cap Area is now closed to commercial rock lobster fishing.
area will reopen from 00:01 Thursday 1 March. Pots can be set from 1pm
Wednesday 28 Feb 2018
The 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
*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