Bag and Possession Limits - Other Species

Crustaceans and MolluscsDaily Bag LimitPossession Limit
Abalone 10 abalone20 abalone
Abalone (non-licence holder)-
5 abalone
Rock Lobster - Eastern Region (Eastern Region boat limit 10 lobster)​2 lobster
4 lobster
Rock Lobster - Western Region
(Western Region boat limit 25 lobster)
​5 lobster
10 lobster
Rock Lobster - Mainland Tasmania, islands in the Western Region, Flinders, Cape Barren and Bruny Islands including homes and vehicles
-​10 lobster
Rock Lobster - northern Bass Strait (waters north of line of latitude 39°33)
(Boat limit applies for whichever region you are in)
​2 lobster
4 lobster
Special Rock Lobster Licence (Western Region only)​5 lobster
15 lobster
Rock Lobster (non-licence holder)-0 lobster on State waters, 2 lobster on land
Prawns (species combined) ​50​ prawns
100 prawns​
Scallops - species combined (on water possession limit of 50)​50 scallops
100 scallops
Scallops (non-licence holder)-100 scallops
Sea Urchins--
Squid - Southern Calamari 1020
Squid - Goulds (arrow)1530
​5 octopus
​10 octopus
Giant Crab1 giant crab1 giant crab
Inshore crabs (all crabs other than giant crabs and soldier crabs)
Bait invertebrates (soldier crabs, burrowing shrimp, marine worms)
Clams/ cockles/ pipis (combined)​100 clams/cockles/pipis
Mussels​100 mussels
Wedge shells​200 wedge shells
Periwinkles​100 periwinkles
Pacific oysters​No limit
Native oysters​50 oysters
Other shellfish (combined species not mentioned above)​20 other shellfish


Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

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