Fishcare educates the public about responsible fishing
Fishcare Tasmania is a program that educates the community about sustainable recreational fishing practices. The program is operated by the Department's Wild Fisheries Management Branch and supported by revenue from fishing licence fees.
Fishcare volunteers are enthusiastic individuals who give up their time to teach responsible fishing practices to members of the recreational fishing community and provide advice about fisheries rules.
There are currently around 60 Fishcare volunteers working around Tasmania to improve your recreational fishing experience and help to keep our fisheries sustainable so there are fish for future generations.
For further information about the recent achievements of the Fishcare Tasmania program, read the latest
Fishcare Operational Report.
Fishcare Volunteers Code of Practice
- Promote community awareness of responsible recreational fishing practices
- Give their time to attend community fisheries events and
education programs coordinated by the Department
- Volunteers do not undertake any law enforcement function
- Volunteers must abide by all fisheries rules and not have any prior convictions relating to fisheries offences
You may see Fishcare volunteers:
- on patrol at local fishing spots;
- running a fishing clinic for children;
- at fishing events, boat shows or AgFest.
Fishcare volunteers are well versed in the recreational fishing rules and regulations and are more than happy to answer any queries you may have.
There are Fishcare volunteer groups in the South, North and Northwest. A part time regional coordinator and a senior support volunteer coordinates each of these groups.
Find out more about
becoming a Fishcare Volunteer