East Coast Catch Cap

The East Coast Catch Cap has been set at 119 tonnes for the 2019/20 season commencing on 1 March 2019.

The area from Eddystone Point, line of latitude 40° 59’ 35” south to Tasman Head, line of latitude 43° 30’ 58 south, the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Area, including the East Coast Catch Cap Area will close when the catch cap of 119 tonnes has been reached.

Fishers will be given 3 to 5 days notice that the East Coast Catch Cap Area and East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone will close. See below for a map of the East Coat Catch Cap Area.

Below is a table of cumulative catches from the East Coast Catch Cap Area for the 2019/20 season. This page will be updated with catch figures from the catch cap area monthly and then from November will be updated weekly.

Cumulative Catch from East Coast Catch Cap Area​ 2019/20

​Quota year 2019/20
Catch Cap 119 tonnes​
​Total Tonnes
Total Uncaught​ ​% of Catch Cap Taken
​March 2019
​April 201916.1853.7313.60
​May 20190.6253.110.52
​June 20199.1443.977.68
​July 201918.0225.9515.14
​August 201914.5211.4312.20
​September 2019*0.9210.510.77
​October 2019
​November 2019
​December 2019
​January 2020

February 2020
​TOTAL               108.49               10.51                91.17

*Catch as of dockets received 17 Sept 2019

See also catch taken in the East Coast Catch Cap Area during past seasons.

Map of East Coast Rock Lobster Catch-Cap Area

East Coast Catch-Cap Area 


Principal Fisheries Management Officer (Crustaceans)
Hilary Revill
1 Franklin Wharf
Phone: 03 6165 3036
Email: hilary.revill@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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