Abalone Management Plan Amendments

​​​​​​2017 Draft Abalone Management Plan​

Public comment on these proposals closes on 23 October 2017.

The Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 are being reviewed.  As part of this a new management plan will be prepared for the abalone fishery.

The proposals include:
  • changes to commercial abalone size limits and boundaries;  and
  • tightening of receipt requirements and on-water possession limits for non-licensed fishers.

There are no changes to recreational size, bag and possession limits.

Consultation drafts of the proposed​ Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017 and the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 are available:


Also available is a summary of proposed changes:

Most of the changes proposed relate to commercial north-west boundaries and size limits. These are contained in the Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017

Please be aware that: 
  • a small number of changes are proposed to some of the rules in the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009;
  • every rule is available for review as part of this consultation.
Comments on any or all of the rules are​ being called for.

Please send your comments to The Secretary c/-:


Principal Fisheries Management Officer (Abalone)
Matt Bradshaw
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 3033
Email: matt.bradshaw@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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