Abalone Management Plan Amendments

​No management plan amendments are currently open for public comment. A summary of changes from past abalone management plan reviews is available below.​

2016 Abalone Rule Amendments

Public comment on these proposals closed in October 2016.

Proposed amendments to the current Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2009 and Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations affecting abalone fishery management were released in September 2016.

The amendments relate mainly to the management of the commercial abalone fishery in Tasmania but also include a proposal to reduce the recreational size limit in northern waters (see indicative map below).

What were the main changes proposed?

  • Changes to the Central Western zone boundaries and size limits
  • Increase in size limit of greenlip in the north east including the Furneaux Group to alleviate fishing pressure
  • Reduce the recreational size limit for blacklip in the northern area
  • Minor changes to telephone reporting and compliance docket regulations

Background documents


Wild Fisheries Management
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000, 1300 368 550
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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