Catch and Closures Information

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In the interset of sustainability, the amount of perwinkles and short spined sea urchins that can be harvested from defined areas (zones) is limited by allocating a Total allowable catch (TAC) for the area.  Once the TAC is reached the zone is closed for the remainder of the licensing year.  

Below are the progressive commercial catches for the licensng year. ​​


Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris) Catch to date for 2020/2021 - the size limit is 75mm

​Zone
​TAC tonnes 2020/2021
​Catch tonnes
 24 March 2021
​Catch remaining as of
24 March 2021
​Status (open/closed)
​South east
​44
6.1
37.9
​Open
​Central east
​45
43.84
0
Closed
​North east
​37
23.30
13.7
Open (except Georges Bay)
​Northern
​  30
FI 3
KI 3
Kent 3
0
0
0
0​
30.0
3
3
3
​Open
Open
Open
Open
​Western
​10
0​10​​Open
​Total
​175
73.24
100.6


 

Georges Bay​ Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris) 7 tonne cap

​​Georges Bay 7 tonne capped area
​Catch tonnes  
24 March 2021
Catch remaining as at
24 March 2021
​Staus (open/Closed)


6.54
0
​Closed 


Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus) 

​TAC tonnes 2019/2020
​Catch tonnes 2020/2021  as of 24 March 
356
176



Periwinkles catch to date for 2020/2021 - the size limit is 45 mm​​

​Zone
​TAC tonnes 2020/2021
​Catch tonnes
24 March 2021
​Catch remaining as of
24 March 2021
​Status (open/closed)
South East
​10.0
11.7
0
Closed 31 March 2021
​Central east
9.0
5.34
3.66
Open
​North east
16.0
6.21
9.79
Open
​Northern
​4.4
FI 3
KI 3
​Kent 3
.020
0
0
0​
4.38
3
3
3​
​Open
Open
Open
Open
​Western
​​13.6
2.59
11.01
​Open
​Total
​​​62.0
25.86
37.84




Periwinkles Eddystone 4 tonne cap
​Eddystone Point  capped area
​Catch tonnes 
24 March 2021
​Catch remaining as of
24 March 2021
​Status (open/closed)
4
2.05
1.95
​Open




 

Contact

Fisheries Management Officer (Dive Fisheries)
Greg Ryan
Wild Fisheries Management Branch
Level 3, 134 Macquarie Street
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3028
Email: greg.ryan@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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