Marine Plant Draft Management Plan 2017

​The Tasmanian marine plant fishery encompasses the taking of cast kelp, other cast seaweeds and introduced marine plant species including Undaria pinnatifidia.

The Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries has directed that a formal management plan be developed for the marine plant fishery.

A draft management plan has been released and is now open for public comment for 60 days.  Stakeholders are invited to make written submissions to the Department by 5:00 PM on Monday, 3rd April 2017.  The submissions will be considered in the final preparation of the management plan and addressed in a report to the Minister.

The draft management plan (the Fisheries (Marine Plant) Rules 2017) and Marine Plant Policy Paper which explains the proposed arrangements can be downloaded below.  Alternatively, hard copies of the documents can be collected from the Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment located on the 1st floor of Tasplan House (formerly known as the Marine Board Building), 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart or by contacting the Department on 03 6165 3028.

Key Documents

How to make a submissions

Responses must be in writing.  To register a submission, please write to:

The Secretary
Attention:  Greg Ryan
Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
GPO Box 44

Or by email to:

Enquiries can be directed to Greg Ryan on 03 6165 3028.  Submissions close at 5:00 PM on 3 April 2017.

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