Abalone Management Plan Amendments

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

Public comment on these proposals closed on 23 October 2017.

The Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 were reviewed during 2017 and subsequently a new management plan will be prepared for the abalone fishery. The proposed changes included:
  • changes to commercial abalone size limits and boundaries;  and
  • tightening of receipt requirements and on-water possession limits for non-licensed fishers.

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

Key Documents

Consultation drafts of the proposed​ Fisheries (General and Fees) Amendment Regulations (No. 3) 2017 and the Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 plus a summary of the proposed changes are below.


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


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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