Abalone Management Plan Amendments
Public comment closed on these proposals in October 2016.
2016 Abalone Rule Amendments
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
the recreational size limit for blacklip in the northern area
Minor changes to telephone reporting and compliance docket regulations
Indicative map showing proposed recreational blacklip abalone size limit