Fishcare Tasmania

Fishcare educates the public about responsible fishing

Fishcare Tasmania is a program that educates the community about sustainable recreational fishing practices. The program is operated by the Department's Wild Fisheries Management Branch and supported by revenue from fishing licence fees or Fishwise funds.

Fishcare volunteers are enthusiastic individuals who give up their time to teach responsible fishing practices to members of the recreational fishing community and provide advice about fisheries rules.

There are currently around 70 Fishcare volunteers working around Tasmania to improve your recreational fishing experience and help to keep our fisheries sustainable so there are fish for future generations.

Fishcare Volunteers Code of Practice

  • Promote community awareness of responsible recreational fishing practices.
  • Give their time to attend community fisheries events and education programs coordinated by the Department.
  • Volunteers do not undertake any law enforcement function.
  • Volunteers must abide by all fisheries rules and not have any prior convictions relating to fisheries offences.

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You might see Fishcare volunteers on patrol at local fishing spots, educating school groups or manning one of our Fishcare Trailers at events such as AGFEST or boat shows.

Fishcare volunteers are well versed in the recreational fishing rules and regulations and are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.

There are Fishcare volunteer groups in the South, North and Northwest. A part time regional coordinator and a senior support volunteer coordinates each of these groups.

Find out more about becoming a Fishcare Volunteer.

For further information about the Fishcare Tasmania program, read the latest Fishcare Operational Report.

Contact

Fishcare Tasmania
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3039, 1300 368 550
Email: fishcare@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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