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
 30 Oct 2020
​Catch remaining as of
30 Oct 2020
​Status (open/closed)
​South east
​44
3.845
40.155
​Open
​Central east
​45
18.41
26.59
Open
​North east
​37
22.47
14.53
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
44.72
130.27


 

Georges Bay​ Sea Urchin (Heliocidaris) 7 tonne cap

​​Georges Bay 7 tonne capped area
​Catch tonnes  
30 Oct 2020
Catch remaining as at
30 Oct 2020
​Staus (open/Closed)


6.54
0
​Closed 


Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus) 

​TAC tonnes 2019/2020
​Catch tonnes 2020/2021  as of 30 Oct 2020
356
1.84



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

​Zone
​TAC tonnes 2020/2021
​Catch tonnes
30 Oct 2020
​Catch remaining as of
30 Oct 2020
​Status (open/closed)
​South East
​10.0
2.54
7.46
​Open
​Central east
9.0
2.62
6.38
Open
​North east
16.0
3.37
12.63
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
0
13.6
​Open
​Total
​​​62.0
8.55
62.0​​​​53.45



Periwinkles Eddystone 4 tonne cap
​Eddystone Point  capped area
​Catch tonnes 
30 Oct 2020
​Catch remaining as of
30 Oct 2020
​Staus (open/closed)
4 Tonnes​
1.15
2.85
​Open




 

Contact

Fisheries Management Officer (Dive Fisheries)
Greg Ryan
Wild Fisheries Management Branch
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3028
Email: greg.ryan@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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